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To provide an oasis of inspiration and tranquility, while furthering the understanding and appreciation of plants, especially epiphytes.

Butterfly resting on hand


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The Research area features extensive collections from over thirty years of work by some of the worlds best botanists.

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What's In Bloom?

  • Blue-stemmed palmetto, dwarf palmetto (palm family)

    Sarasota tends to be a pretty tropical place, but we can have relatively bad winters, and freezes are not unheard of, even along the coast. One of the groups of plants hardest hit by cold winters are palms; they tend not to show the damage for many weeks to months after the freeze, and they are slow to recover—a result of growing just one leaf at a time.

    Visit the Gardens to see and learn more about these incredible flowers or visit our botany blog for additional details.