Off-Campus Field Trip

Provider: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Contact: Tracy Calla, Manager of School and Family Programs
941-366-5731 ext 273

Starting cost per student: $10

Additional Info:

Max. Capacity: 60

Transportation Needed?  Yes

Who Arranges Transportation? School

Is Financial Assistance Offered?  Yes


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Stories of orchid discovery past and present will be featured in Selby Gardens’ Museum of Botany & the Arts. The exhibition will examine the various environments in which orchids grow and the routes by which botanists travel while braving the elements, to examine orchids in their natural habitats. The galleries will showcase rare botanical books and prints from Selby’s Research Library, along with specimens from the preserved collections, and other research materials. The exhibition will highlight the “All-Stars” of botany who contributed to the orchid mania of the 1700s – 1800s, and will illustrate the work of Selby’s own botanists (September 21-December 31, 2017).  For a limited time, a display in the Tropical Conservatory will expose visitors to the elements by immersing them in a lush rainforest, complete with “elemental” features such as lava rock and a waterfall.  Colorful orchids will fill the conservatory, from floor to ceiling, reflecting the remarkable ability of different species to grow in the soil, on stone, and in the air. (October 12-November 26).


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