Selby Gardens Breaks Ground on New Downtown Campus

Work will start later this year on the first phase of what will be a massive overhaul of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

06/03/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker


Selby Gardens Receives Fourth $1 Million Gift

The funds come from Audrey Robbins and Harry Leopold.

06/02/2021 By Staff

Art in Common Places

Find This Nonprofit's 'Broadsides,' or Public Art, Hanging Around Sarasota County

An advocate for the arts, a visual artist and a poet joined forces to create a public art nonprofit that benefits the community and brings artists of different styles together.

05/27/2021 By Allison Forsyth


Selby Gardens Receives Third $1 Million Gift in Two Weeks

The funds will be used for its downtown Sarasota Master Plan.

05/25/2021 By Staff


DeSantis Signs Bill to Preserve Property Tax Exemption for Nonprofits

The law takes effect July 1 and maintains that as long as the predominant use of a property is for nonprofit purposes, the property should remain tax exempt.

05/21/2021 By Staff


Selby Gardens Receives $1 Million Gift for Phase 1 of Master Plan

The funds come from the Floyd C. Johnson and Flo Singer Johnson Foundation.

05/17/2021 By Staff


Selby Gardens Receives $1 Million Donation

The funds will be used for the endowment of the gardens' Master Plan for its downtown Sarasota ampus.

05/11/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Selby Gardens Names Vice President for Visitor Engagement, Chief Museum Curator

Dr. David Berry has consulted as curator of Selby Gardens’ Orchid Show and has served in a senior leadership capacity at The Ringling since 2011.

05/10/2021 By Staff


Selby Gardens Master Plan Groundbreaking Set for June 3

The gardens is also raising money to complete Phase 1 of its Master Plan.

05/03/2021 By Staff


Selby Gardens Invites Citizens to Participate in City Nature Challenge

Selby Gardens is partnering with The Nature Conservancy in Orlando to host a friendly competition among several Florida communities.

04/28/2021 By Staff


Selby Gardens Creates Virtual Tours for Students

The program has connected with nearly 1,000 students since its start in January.

04/21/2021 By Staff


Selby Gardens Will Go to Court Over Tax Exemption Case

Selby Gardens CEO Jennifer Rominiecki said the reason is a "technical issue" with the Value Adjustment Board.

04/19/2021 By Staff

Sponsored Content

Roy Lichtenstein: Monet’s Garden Goes Pop! in Sarasota, Florida

Monet’s garden with a Lichtenstein twist at Selby Gardens’ Downtown Sarasota campus



Selby Gardens Receives Commendation in Horticulture from Garden Club of America

The gardens was recognized for its contributions to the collection, study and display of air plants.

04/05/2021 By Staff


Selby Gardens Receives Gift for Media Center, Virtual Programming

The gift—an undisclosed amount—will launch the Deb Kabinoff Media Center at the gardens.

03/31/2021 By Staff


Selby Gardens to Retain Property Tax Exemption

Selby Gardens president and CEO Jennifer Rominiecki called the decision an "overwhelming victory."

03/25/2021 By Staff

Master Plan

Sarasota City Commission Votes to Give Final Approval to Selby Gardens Compromise Master Plan

The three-phase plan will take several years to complete; Selby Gardens has set a goal of breaking ground on Phase I late this spring. Here's a breakdown.

02/17/2021 By Staff

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Feb. 11-17

It's opera season at last, Selby Gardens goes Pop!, WBTT lights up the night, and much more.

02/11/2021 By Kay Kipling

Take a Peek

Selby Gardens Opens Roy Lichtenstein: Monet's Garden Goes Pop!

A pop art twist switches things up with this version of Monet's famous Giverny gardens.

02/11/2021 By Kay Kipling

Master Plan

Final City Commission Meeting Set for Selby Gardens' Compromise Master Plan

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m.

02/09/2021 By Staff