If you haven’t been to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, you need to go. Selby Gardens has the nation’s leading collection of orchids and bromeliads and is a one-of-a-kind experience as you walk on serene paths where you forget you’re in a city.
Here are two things to check out when you visit:
– The Epiphyte Garden features a waterfall along with air plants, koi and various other tropical plants.
– The Steinwachs Family Foundation Mangrove Walkway has three different types of mangroves, and visitors can also experience scenic views of Sarasota Bay, Bird Key and downtown Sarasota.