“Back to Our Roots” at Selby Gardens

By | October 22, 2015

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Marie Selby Botanical GardensMarie Selby Botanical Gardens is featuring the historical exhibit “Back to Our Roots” about its founders during October and November as part of the Gardens’ year-long 40th anniversary celebration.

The exhibit pairs stories of the people who built Selby Gardens’ collection of epiphytic plants alongside beautiful displays of the tropical plants like orchids and bromeliads that they researched. “Back to Our Roots” is on display in the Gardens’ conservatory Oct. 16 – Nov. 15.

The collection notably recognizes Dr. Calaway Dodson, the Gardens’ first executive director, and Dr. Carlyle Luer, the personal physician of Marie Selby and an avid botanist. Both men helped build Selby Gardens, transforming the Bayfront property into a world-renowned botanical garden. They both took part in field expeditions and established the Gardens’ commitment to research and conservation.

“Back to Our Roots” is included with regular admission to Selby Gardens. For a full calendar of all events hosted at Selby Gardens, and to purchase tickets to events in advance, visit www.selby.org, or call 941-366-5731.


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