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. To make this dream a reality, we need you to tell the City of Sarasota's City Commissioners and local Planning Board members that you support the Master Plan! 

The project will protect irreplaceable collections from rising sea levels and hurricanes while ...

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. To make this dream a reality, we need you to tell the City of Sarasota's City Commissioners and local Planning Board members that you support the Master Plan! 

The project will protect irreplaceable collections from rising sea levels and hurricanes while adding 50 percent more garden space to our existing footprint. And it will turn the property into the first "net-positive" botanical garden complex in the world - meaning more energy will be generated than consumed. 

Our proposal creates diverse opportunities to connect individuals with our mission and will also help sustain Selby Gardens for decades to come. Our rezone request to create the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens district, will allow the property to remain a botanical garden in perpetuity. 

We encourage you to sign our petition and forward it to all your friends today! 

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.