Positively Paradise – Visit Selby Botanical Gardens

If you are looking for a wonderful way to spend a weekend afternoon, consider visiting the Selby Botanical Gardens. The gardens have many different flowers, but the most fantastic are the orchids which come in several varieties.

One of our staff recently visited, and had these remarks to share:

I also love the fact that there is a darling Tea House where tea tastings are held every day (they have cookies and coffee too). The shop has lots treasures as well with potted flowers and lots of flower books. If you would like to take a watercolor class, a botanical drawing class or a watercolor class, Selby Gardens offers classes for all levels. As I was strolling around the gardens last Sunday taking pictures of the flowers, I noticed they had a small symphony orchestra playing beautiful music on the grass. Everything there blends together to create a perfect setting to lift your spirit. Selby Gardens is a must-see for tourists and locals alike. 

Admission is $17 per person, and although that seems costly, the yearly membership is only $60 and gives you reduced access to many other local museums. The Gardens are open every day from 10AM-5PM (except for Christmas Day).

Check out their website at http://www.selby.org for upcoming events: they have a Mother’s Day Brunch coming up, yoga classes, and a juried photo exhibition among other things.

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