Philanthropy

Selby Gardens Announces Matching Gift Challenge

The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation will match every dollar contributed to Selby Gardens COVID-19 Crisis Operating Fund, up to $50,000

04/01/2020 By Staff

Closures

Selby Gardens Closes Until Further Notice

Gardens CEO Jennifer Rominiecki said the gardens would continue to pay its employees throughout the duration of the closure.

03/16/2020 By Megan McDonald

The T-Shirt Wars

Inside the Bitter Fight for the Future of Sarasota

A series of hard-fought conflicts has created a situation in which you can tell by the color of someone’s T-shirt whether that person is an ally or a mortal enemy.

02/03/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Avant Garden

Salvador Dalí-Inspired Style Blooms at Selby Gardens

The "Salvador Dalí: Gardens of the Mind" exhibit inspired us to use the surrealist artist’s nature and butterfly paintings in fashion-forward style.

02/03/2020 Photography by Mark Farmwald

Master Plan 2.0

Selby Gardens Unveils Revised Master Site Plan

The plan addresses neighbors’ concerns while upholding the integrity of the project, says executive director Jennifer Rominiecki.

01/27/2020 By Ilene Denton

Flying Free

Butterfly House to Be Part of Dalí Exhibition at Selby Gardens

The gardens will erect a structure filled with Florida native butterflies and plants.

01/22/2020 By Staff

Awards

'Lights in Bloom' Named to USA Today Top 10 List

Lights in Bloom was selected as a nominee in November by an expert panel, and the public voted for the finalists.

12/16/2019 By Staff

Trademarks

Selby Gardens Receives Trademark

The gardens has received "The Living Museum®" trademark from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

12/10/2019 By Staff

Construction

CareerEdge, Gulf Coast Builders Exchange Partner with Selby Gardens, Willis Smith Construction

The program model provides job training to local community members who want to learn a trade and earn credentials.

10/23/2019 By Staff

Doing good

Three-Day Event Raises Money for Rural Schools in South Africa

Safari Sarasota participants can listen to wildlife stories, taste wine and sample South African cuisine while supporting South Africa's Good Work Foundation.

10/10/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Blossoms of Asia

Asian Art Comes to Life in Selby Gardens' Newest Orchid Show

In Asian cultures, the orchid, plum blossom, bamboo and chrysanthemum are known as the Four Gentlemen, representing the four seasons; the orchid is spring.

10/01/2019 By Ilene Denton

Events

Selby Gardens Will Host 'Newtown Alive' Program

The panel discussion and Q&A will look back at Sarasota's black history.

09/17/2019 By Staff

Tiger Bay

Selby Gardens Master Plan the Focus of Next Tiger Bay Luncheon

The luncheon will have a "pro" and "con" panel and take place Oct. 3.

09/06/2019 By Staff

Awards

Selby Gardens Honored By American Public Gardens Association

The gardens received the prestigious Program Excellence Award.

07/18/2019 By Staff

New Hires

Selby Gardens Appoints Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Hermione Gilpin will lead the gardens' comprehensive development program.

06/25/2019 By Staff

Business

Selby Gardens Announces Smithsonian Affiliation

Selby Gardens is the only garden in Florida that is part of the Smithsonian Affiliate network.

06/20/2019 By Staff

Hunger games

A Wine and Design Workshop, Craft Beer Yoga and More Top Food and Drink Events

Also on tap: a party benefiting Mote Marine Laboratory, a food truck rally and more.

03/13/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Tourism

Selby Gardens Raises $31.5 Million for Phase One of Its New Master Plan

That includes a $5 million gift from Drs. Joel Morganroth and Gail Morrison Morganroth.

01/31/2019 By Staff

Marketing

Communications Exec to Discuss Work at Public Relations Association Event

Lynnette Werning, the president of Blue Water Communications, will discuss her work for Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

11/19/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Selby Gardens Releases More Details of Long-Term Property Overhaul

Depending on fundraising, zoning and permitting, Selby aims to break ground on the first phase of the project in late 2019.

10/15/2018 By Staff