Sunday, May 17, 2015

Tropical Botanical Garden

Hi everyone. 
I hope you are having a great weekend. 
The house I grew up in Florida was landscaped with palms, banana and orange trees.  My parents also grew delicious pineapples and avocados. Now that Steve and I have moved back to Florida I want to bring that tropical feel to our own home.  The previous owners had added five palm trees to the yard and we are slowly adding more tropical plants. 
A recent trip to Casey Key gave us the perfect opportunity to visit the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota.  I really loved the gardens and would highly recommend it to anyone that loves plants, especially tropicals. 
Lets take a look at some of the highlights of our visit.


Mango Tree

The gardens sit right on the bay with views of Sarasota.


The banyan trees are my favorite.  I wonder how long it would take me to
grow one this big..LOL


Thanks for dropping by and I hope to see you at the Share Your Style Party.
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Kelly said...

Those tropical gardens are so pretty! I've been down to Sarasota before and it's a nice area.

Kim said...

wow! What lush vegetation. Palm trees and fruit trees are so foreign to me. Yum! said...

I love to go to botanical gardens Sherry, and I bet this tropical one is eye popping! The tree roots/trunks are fascinating!

Debra Oliver said...

so pretty Sherry, love that waterfall and pond!

Audra @ Renewed Projects said...

I love banyan trees! We saw them in Oahu this past spring. Our kids had fun swinging from the hanging branch/roots Tarzan style. Each tree is uniquely wonderful and fun to look at. thanks for sharing yours.

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos Home said...

So beautiful!! Oh how I'd love to grow mangoes in my backyard… sigh!

Suzan Sweatman said...

How gorgeous - it looks like a documentary I just watched on the Rain Forest ! As for your house will you be growing fruit trees as well? I'd give anything to be able to grow pineapples !!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Your weather is a bit different from mine so I enjoyed this very much! :)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Gorgeous Sherry!! I spent my childhood summers in Sarasota up until I graduated high school...we loved it!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

What an amazing botanical garden. Having moved away from Florida, I surely miss all of the beautiful tropical plants. Thanks for the tour Sherry.