Tropical Botanical Garden

by Sherry
Hi everyone.
I hope you are having a great weekend.
The house I grew up in Florida was landscaped with palms, banana and orange trees.  My parents also grew delicious pineapples and avocados. Now that Steve and I have moved back to Florida I want to bring that tropical feel to our own home.  The previous owners had added five palm trees to the yard and we are slowly adding more tropical plants.
A recent trip to Casey Key gave us the perfect opportunity to visit the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota.  I really loved the gardens and would highly recommend it to anyone that loves plants, especially tropicals.
Lets take a look at some of the highlights of our visit.


Mango Tree
The gardens sit right on the bay with views of Sarasota.
The banyan trees are my favorite.  I wonder how long it would take me to
grow one this big..LOL
Thanks for dropping by and I hope to see you at the Share Your Style Party.

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Kelly May 18, 2015 - 6:26 pm

Those tropical gardens are so pretty! I've been down to Sarasota before and it's a nice area.

Kim May 18, 2015 - 9:20 pm

wow! What lush vegetation. Palm trees and fruit trees are so foreign to me. Yum!

Reply May 18, 2015 - 11:05 pm

I love to go to botanical gardens Sherry, and I bet this tropical one is eye popping! The tree roots/trunks are fascinating!

Debra Oliver May 19, 2015 - 12:41 am

so pretty Sherry, love that waterfall and pond!

Audra @ Renewed Projects May 19, 2015 - 1:16 am

I love banyan trees! We saw them in Oahu this past spring. Our kids had fun swinging from the hanging branch/roots Tarzan style. Each tree is uniquely wonderful and fun to look at. thanks for sharing yours.

[email protected] Chaos Home May 19, 2015 - 12:42 pm

So beautiful!! Oh how I'd love to grow mangoes in my backyard… sigh!

Suzan Sweatman May 20, 2015 - 11:09 pm

How gorgeous – it looks like a documentary I just watched on the Rain Forest ! As for your house will you be growing fruit trees as well? I'd give anything to be able to grow pineapples !!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow May 20, 2015 - 11:30 pm

Your weather is a bit different from mine so I enjoyed this very much! 🙂

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting May 21, 2015 - 1:31 am

Gorgeous Sherry!! I spent my childhood summers in Sarasota up until I graduated high school…we loved it!

[email protected] Designs May 21, 2015 - 11:09 am

What an amazing botanical garden. Having moved away from Florida, I surely miss all of the beautiful tropical plants. Thanks for the tour Sherry.


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