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2016 – 2021 Strategic Plan

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a living museum that brings global, living treasures to the public for study, conservation and enjoyment of the natural world.

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
40-year history of serving as a world-class botanical institution and jewel in Sarasota’s crown.

Our strategic plan focuses the Gardens’ resources on bolstering its position as the world leader in epiphytic plants while building upon the unique assets and bayfront location it possesses. We plan to attain international visibility for our programs, especially the global contributions we make to the field of plant research.

In addition, visitors will delight in a major exhibition program featuring groundbreaking, interdisciplinary fine art and horticultural displays. An enhanced visitor engagement model is expected to drive attendance and increase affinity. Our exclusive caterer partnership will enhance dining and event options for guests.

All of our earned revenue priorities will help to support future capital improvements in our physical infrastructure and to preserve and expand our collections.

A description of the strategic priorities which support Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ vision and the the associated financial impact are available in the documents accompanying this page. With the resources identified, we will strive toward realizing our vision, while upholding our core values.