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Selby makes list of top 10 botanical gardens in U.S.

USA Today’s list showcases 10 “smaller and lesser-known” botanical gardens around the country.
by: Cassidy Alexander Staff Writer

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens made USA Today’s list of “10 beautiful botanical gardens to see this spring.”

The list, posted March 30, showcased “smaller and lesser-known, yet equally travel-worthy” botanical gardens around the country. 

Selby Gardens is the only park in Florida featured. 

The publication called it “a tropical oasis filled with rare and beautiful plants on the Sarasota bayfront.”

“We couldn't agree more — now is the time to get here!” the organization shared on Facebook

The recognition for being a top smaller garden comes after the gardens announced plans late last year to invest $67 million in renovating the 14-acre property. Major changes include the construction of a five-story parking structure and rooftop restaurant, a welcome center and a new greenhouse complex.

I’m Cassidy. I cover news in Sarasota County, Siesta Key and the schools, plus community events if they involve dogs. I’m a Florida native, and University of North Florida graduate with degrees in journalism and graphic design. Reach me at 941-366-3468 ext. 304.

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