The Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens

The Sarasota Botanical Gardens occupy over an acre of land, with nine individual gardens which have been cultivated to accommodate a variety of growing conditions and purposes. They are designed and maintained solely by the Sarasota Garden Club members. 

If you would like to volunteer to help in the garden, come along on a Friday morning, any time between 8am and 11am.  Everything is provided: tools, refreshments etc., and enjoy yourself in this beautiful place.

The 9 Gardens

  1. The Welcome Garden
  2. The Herb-Knot Garden
  3. The Butterfly Garden
  4. The Bromeliad Garden
  5. The Woodland Garden
  6. The Quiet Garden
  7. The Falling Waters Garden
  8. The Circle Garden
  9. The Fern Garden

See a map of these gardens>>>>

The Master Plan for further development of the Botanical Gardens calls for continuation of the wheelchair accessible pathway connecting all nine gardens with signage to identify the garden and its plant life. In this way the gardens will serve our members and the public not only as a source of natural beauty and serenity, but as a Demonstration Garden for those interested in identifying plants appropriate to Florida gardening.

The Sarasota Botanical Gardens are also working with The Bay Park Conservancy to create a natural connectivity between our gardens and the new 53-acre Bay Park that is currently under development.

Among the nine individual gardens are plant and flower contributions made by or in honor of members of the Sarasota Garden Club.   The generosity of our sponsors as well as our members hours of volunteer labor are what sustain our gardens and provide the means to assure our vision for the future. The Sarasota County Butterfly Club is also an active participant in maintaining and supporting our Catherine & Richard LaBrie Butterfly Garden.

Each Friday, from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m., is an open workday in the gardens for all members and non-members. We welcome you to join us in the maintenance and expansion of our beautiful community showplace.

Print the Garden Map (PDF)