Marie Selby Botanical Gardens offers Free Admission to Moms on Mother's Day



CONTACT:  Debby Steele
Director of Marketing and Communications
(941) 366-5731 Extension 225

(Sarasota, FL, April 27, 2009):  Selby Gardens again offers free admission to all Moms on Mother’s Day, May 10, 2009. Mothers and grandmothers will enter the Gardens at no cost throughout the day.

The Gardens also will host the fourth annual Mother’s Day Brunch, a ticketed event, in the Great Room overlooking Sarasota Bay. Three seatings will be offered, 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  Michael’s On East will cater the brunch.

Prices for the brunch are $45.00 for non-member adults and $35.00 for adults that are members of Selby Gardens.  Youth tickets – ages 6-12, $18.00 and children under the age of five are free.  The brunch ticket price includes Brunch, Gardens admission and Selby’s Spring Music Series featuring the Venturas (under the Banyans) from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Tickets for the brunch can be purchased at Selby Gardens Welcome Center, located at 900 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, Florida or on-line at  For further information call (941) 366-5731, extension 230.

Free on-site parking is limited. Additional parking is available at the Senior Friendship Center on Brother Geenen Way, and a shuttle service will be provided.

The Garden Shop will offer numerous specials, especially chosen for Moms from May 3 through May 10.  Stop in and shop early! 
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a respected center for research and education as well as a famous orchid showplace.

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