City commissioners reject current Selby Master Plan

After months of negotiation, the Sarasota Planning Board held its long awaited meeting to finalize the city commissioners decision for Selby Gardens’ “Master Plan” on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at Sarasota City Hall. A supermajority vote from the city commissioners was necessary for Selby to move…

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Selby Gardens embraces ‘endless forms’ in annual orchid show
Serenity Garden at the 2018 Orchid Show.

Selby Gardens embraces ‘endless forms’ in annual orchid show

As October winds down, fall is finally here, bringing with it pumpkin patches, trick-or-treating and, just maybe, temperatures below 75 degrees. In Sarasota, there’s one sure sign of the new season: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ annual Orchid Show, which opened Oct. 12 and runs till…

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Selby Gardens receives NSF grant
photo courtesy of Neuchatel Dried and pressed specimen of Origanum Vulgare (Oregano)

Selby Gardens receives NSF grant

The grant will contribute to a larger archival project that Selby Gardens is a part of, called the Endless Forms Thematic Collection Network. Alongside other universities, museums and botanical gardens throughout the United States, Selby Gardens will work to digitize the many thousands of plant…

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