The Gardens

Botanical Gardens
Botanical Gardens

The Sarasota Botanical Gardens occupy over an acre of land with thirteen individual gardens which have been cultivated to accommodate a variety of growing conditions and purposes.

The Master Plan for further development of the Botanical Gardens calls for continuation of the wheelchair accessible pathway connecting all thirteen 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.

Among the thirteen individual gardens, or contained within them, are generous contributions made by or in honor of members of the Sarasota Garden Club. Recent additions are the Dorothy Hopcraft Hibiscus Garden, the Cathy Fernandez Fern Garden, the Frankie Bretherick “Quiet Garden” and the new Goodhart Shrub Garden. The generosity of our members offered in the form of financial contributions and hours of 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 of the Garden Club. We welcome you to join us in the maintenance and expansion of our beautiful community showplace.

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