Fast Track

Palmer Ranch Holdings Announces New President

Plus, Selby Gardens hires a full-time research botanist and more.

02/06/2023 By Staff

The Gift of Color

Selby Gardens’ Upcoming Exhibition Brings to Life the Vivid Designs of Louis Comfort Tiffany

"Tiffany: The Pursuit of Beauty in Nature" opens Sunday, Feb. 12.

01/25/2023 By Kay Kipling

A Year of the Arts

Sarasota's Top 10 Performances of 2022

We pulled together a short list of the best of the arts, theater and performance in Sarasota this year worthy of reminiscing or catching before they close.

12/27/2022 By Kay Kipling

Merry and Bright

Selby Gardens' Lights in Bloom Returns Dec. 10

Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens' Lights in Bloom.

12/08/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Grant Report

Selby Gardens to Receive $2.5 Million Gift from Estate of Longtime Volunteer

Plus, the Barancik Foundation awards a $1 million grant to Safe Children Coalition and more.

09/12/2022 By Staff


This Sarasota Man Has Traveled the World Hunting Exotic, Dangerous Snakes

"I’ve been bitten by almost every creature there is. But I love what I do."

07/28/2022 By Allison Forsyth

The Pursuit of Beauty

Selby Gardens Announces Upcoming Tiffany Exhibition

Artist-designer Louis Comfort Tiffany is the subject of the 2023 Goldstein Exhibition series.

07/27/2022 By Kay Kipling

Grant Report

Selby Foundation Awards $250,000 Grant to Selby Gardens for Palm Avenue Restoration

Plus, Mote's sea turtle hospital receives a grant to help turtles with tumors and Arts Advocates awards $20,000 in scholarships to 10 students.

05/23/2022 By Staff


First Class Graduates from Tuition-Free Construction Training Program in Newtown

Within a week of completing the training, at least two of the graduates had started new jobs.

05/16/2022 By Staff

Leading Ladies

Marie Selby Gardens and The Players Centre to Host Broadway-Style Cabaret

The Players Centre will honor the talented leading ladies of Broadway with an evening of show tunes performed by The Sarasota Divas at Selby Gardens.

05/16/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

Flowers, Poetry and Light

Patti Smith Named Selby Gardens’ First 'Artist in Residence'

Smith’s artistic residency will include two return visits to Selby Gardens—one in 2023 and one in 2024.

04/29/2022 By Staff

Gawkers Delight

Quick! Grab a Spot on Selby Gardens’ Boat Tour to Spanish Point

You’ll learn about water, nature, history and, of course, gawk at waterfront mansions.

04/21/2022 By Susan Burns

Going Up

Selby Gardens Permitted to Begin Vertical Construction

The gardens has begun construction on its Living Energy Access Facility, which will house a new restaurant, expanded gift and plant shop, on-site parking and solar array.

04/01/2022 By Staff

A Tribute

Patti Smith Performs at Selby Gardens and Reminisces About Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe

The one-time punk rocker spoke about her life and work with the late Robert Mapplethorpe, in connection with a Selby exhibit of their art.

02/16/2022 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

Circus Sarasota returns, the opera season opens with Tosca, work by Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith on view at Selby Gardens, and more.

02/10/2022 By Kay Kipling

Sponsored Content

Selby Gardens Shows Mapplethorpe and Smith in Bold New Light

Experience the art of two 20th-century icons for the first time ever in a botanical garden setting, at Downtown Sarasota's Maria Selby Botanical Gardens.


Romance Reigns

Seven Valentine's Day Date Night Ideas

Looking for something to do with your sweetie besides dine this Valentine’s Day? Check out these entertainment offerings.

02/03/2022 By Kay Kipling


Campaign for Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Funds Construction Skills Program in Newtown

The $100,000 in funding will be used to train approximately 40 Sarasota city and county residents.

01/25/2022 By Staff

Master Plan, Master Artist

An Evening at Selby Gardens: Of Money and Mapplethorpe

A Chairman's Circle Dinner was the occasion for announcing good financial news, and learning more about photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

01/25/2022 By Kay Kipling


Selby Gardens Executes $31 Million Bond Sale for Master Plan

The proceeds from the bond sale enable Selby Gardens to meet the August 2023 completion goal of Phase One of its Master Plan.

01/24/2022 By Staff