Sarasota house rentals are sure to be surrounded by beautiful Florida sites and lush plant-life. Travelers wishing to explore even more of this aspect of Sarasota should visit several of the beautiful gardens located in the sunny Florida city. These VacationHomes.com recommended gardens are perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, families, couples and photographers.
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is near the Sarasota Bay and many Sarasota rentals. It has one of the best displays of tropical and exotic plants. Their most impressive collection, however, is the 6,000 orchids that call the Selby Botanical Gardens their home. The 9.5-acre gardens also has a total of 20,000 plants of a variety of species, which were mostly found in over 150 research trips into the rainforests. The garden is divided into different areas, which makes the large garden much easier to explore. The different sections include a tropical display house, banyan grove, bamboo pavilion and cycad collection. A historic manor is also on the grounds of the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. A koi pond and butterfly garden complete this breathtaking garden. Admission into the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is $17 per adult. Travelers staying in Sarasota house rentals will be able to visit the gardens on Monday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sarasota Jungle Gardens
The Sarasota Jungle Gardens is the area's only garden where both animals and plants are on display. The garden is composed of 10 acres of land. The lush plant-life of the garden is displayed to resemble a jungle of sorts and even has jungle trails through them for walking. Natural Florida plants like palm trees are scattered about the gardens in a way that seems very natural. Water features add the perfect touch and some ponds even have the charming addition of lilly pads. There is a children's garden with a tree house as well. The Sarasota Jungle Gardens truly become a jungle with the addition of its animal residents. Exotic birds, flamingos and alligators are all animals that help make the gardens look like a natural piece of Florida land. Also all animals who are residents at the gardens have been donated or rescued. Entertainment shows and educational seminars are additionally held at the Sarasota Jungle Gardens. Admission is $15 per adult and operating hours are daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Sarasota Children's Garden
The Sarasota Children's Garden seems to be straight out of a fairytale. It is a whimsical playground and garden area for kids and their families. Large dragon statues, sandboxes and playhouses are mixed in with plants and colorful flowers. Everything seems very magical and appears like a secret garden located near Sarasota house rentals. Children will want to explore every corner of the Sarasota Children's Garden and the open yet cozy layout of the garden allows them the opportunity to do just that. Parents can join in on all the fun by enjoying the beauty in the garden around them. A gift shop is also on-site which has a wide selection of unique toys, books and garden supplies.
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