Selby Gardens' Master Plan

Selby Gardens' Master Plan

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Learn more about Selby Gardens' Master Plan!

Learn more about Selby Gardens' Master Plan!

Sign our petition to show your support for Selby Gardens' Master Plan

For more than three years, we have been working to design a Master Plan to preserve Selby Gardens’ 15 acres in downtown Sarasota as a world-class botanical garden.

While we were disappointed the Sarasota City Commission voted against our original submission, we are actively working with our neighbors to create a compromise plan for our oasis in the heart of Sarasota. 

We encourage you to stay engaged and show your ...

For more than three years, we have been working to design a Master Plan to preserve Selby Gardens’ 15 acres in downtown Sarasota as a world-class botanical garden.

While we were disappointed the Sarasota City Commission voted against our original submission, we are actively working with our neighbors to create a compromise plan for our oasis in the heart of Sarasota. 

We encourage you to stay engaged and show your support. We will provide an update with our compromise plan  and information about opportunities to share your opinion soon. 

We appreciate your support!

Jennifer O. Rominiecki

President and CEO

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

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Dear Selby Gardens,

YES I WILL SIGN THE PETITION to support Selby Gardens' Master Plan to preserve and protect one of Sarasota’s greatest cultural treasures!

Selby Gardens' Master Plan will:

• Preserve: The Master Plan will designate Marie Selby Botanical Gardens – 15 acres of beautiful property along the downtown waterfront - into a permanent garden and it will save Marie Selby's grounds, her historic home, and the historic Payne Mansion.

• Protect: The world’s best scientifically documented collections of orchids and bromeliads are now at ground level in a flood zone in aging infrastructure. The project will move thousands of specialized collections to new, Category-5 hurricane-rated structures.

• Sustain: The Master Plan will help sustain Selby Gardens for generations to come by preserving key elements of the past, safeguarding their collections, and diversifying the gardens' revenue streams. Leading by example, the Sky Garden will house a storm-water management system, edible gardens, the world's first net-positive restaurant, a consolidated parking structure, the relocated plant shop, and a solar array that will make Selby Gardens the first net-positive botanical garden complex in the world.

Please vote "Yes" on Selby Gardens' Master Plan.