Their Sarasota Wedding

Chris and Julie Sementa Tie the Knot at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

The two celebrated their day at the classic Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, then headed over to the Hyatt Regency Hotel for the reception.

09/29/2016 By Felicity Warner

Appointments

Selby Educator Named to Smithsonian Review Panel

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ director of education and visitor engagement, Jeannie Peralis, was recently named to the review panel for youth access grants overseen by the Smithsonian Institution.

09/26/2016 Research by staff

Style Star

What I Wear to Work: Selby Gardens' Roger Capote

Roger Capote, senior director of special projects at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, shares his style secrets.

09/15/2016 By Alicia King Robinson

Preview

Jewish Federation Announces 2016-17 Season

Art, history, music and more are all included in the line-up.

09/12/2016 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: Aug. 25-31

Free outdoor concert at the Van Wezel, Selby's Secret Garden and more.

08/25/2016 By Ilene Denton

On Our Radar

Selby Gardens Exhibit Showcases Rare Antique Botanical Illustrations

The two-part exhibit will run from Aug. 26-Nov. 27.

08/25/2016 By Ilene Denton

Marketing

Public Relations Association Chapter Announces New Board, President

The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association recently welcomed its 2016-2017 board of directors and celebrated Chapter Awards winners.

08/24/2016 Research by staff

Honors

Local PR Professionals Win Statewide Awards

The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association recently won three awards at the organization's annual statewide conference.

08/18/2016 Research by staff

Party Place

Michael's On East Reveals Design Plans for Its New Selby Gardens Event Space

Design concepts are unveiled for the new Michael’s On the Bay at Selby Gardens.

08/11/2016 By Ilene Denton

Tourism

Selby Gardens, Michael's on East Begin Upgrades to Gardens Event Space

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and Michael's on East on Thursday unveiled concept drawings for the expansion and enhancement of Selby's main event space.

08/11/2016 Research by staff

Only in Sarasota

Only in Sarasota: Moreton Bay Fig Tree, Selby Gardens

John Pirman sketches an iconic Selby Gardens tree.

07/29/2016 Illustrations by John Pirman

Stink Bomb

Selby Gardens Prepares to Make a Big Stink

The corpse flower, known for its putrid scent, is set to produce two blooms at Selby Gardens from late July through early August.

07/15/2016 By Margo Rometo

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: July 14-20

Comedy, bluegrass, a full-moon cruise and more.

07/13/2016 By Ilene Denton

New hires

Michael's Hires New Sales Director for Selby Events

Amy Donnellan recently joined Michael’s Events & Catering in a new position dedicated to weddings and private events at Selby Gardens.

07/08/2016 Research by staff

WEEKEND PLANNER

Your Top 7 Things to Do June 30-July 6

Powerboat races, fireworks and more for a busy Fourth of July weekend.

06/29/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 11 Things to Do: June 16-22

Louie Anderson at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre, Summer Circus Spectacular, Maks & Val of Dancing with the Stars and more.

06/16/2016 By Ilene Denton

One Night Only

Rare Selby Gardens Cactus to Bloom Tonight

Selby's selenicereus cactus is about to put on its annual one-night-only show--see it in all its glory at a fun event tonight.

06/10/2016 By Megan McDonald

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: June 9-15

Friday Fest at the Van Wezel, Splashing Saturdays at Selby Gardens and lots, lots more.

06/09/2016 By Ilene Denton

Swat!

You Can Win the War Against Mosquitoes in Bromeliads

Advice from Selby Gardens’ horticulture director on eradicating the pesky mosquitoes that live in the tropical plants.

06/03/2016 By Ilene Denton

Tourism

Selby Gardens to Hide Free Passes Around Region

The promotion is intended to encourage year-round residents of Sarasota and Manatee counties to visit the gardens' grounds.

05/23/2016 Research by staff