Celebrate Spring With Gardens Near Siesta Key

Spring is upon us, and what better way to welcome it than seeing the flowers in full bloom? And there are plenty of beautiful sights to see this season in the Siesta Key and Sarasota area. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite gardens in the area for you to check out on your March visit to Tropical Beach!

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

This garden experience is a great way to immerse yourself in the rich history of Sarasota and learn about the different plants and botanicals you’ll see while strolling. The gardens focus on education and conservation, making it an impactful experience for botanical lovers. Depending on what day you visit, there may be fun exhibits or events happening, so be sure to check out the events calendar on their website here!

Sarasota Jungle Gardens

The Jungle Gardens are your chance to come face to face with both beautiful gardens and exotic creatures! The garden is home to over 200 animals who have been rescued or turned over to their care. Here you’ll learn about these animals in this family-friendly environment. To purchase tickets and check hours of operation, visit their website here

Sarasota Succulent Society

This nonprofit organization is a great way to experience succulents with a great cause. The society was started by a school class in the 1950s and has continued to thrive with dedicated volunteers. You’re able to become a member of the society for $25, and the only requirement is that you are a plant lover! They encourage attending the garden on working days, which are Mondays from 9AM - 12PM, and every 3rd Saturday of the month. For more information, visit the garden website here

Secret Garden at The Ringling

Also known as the Bayfront Gardens, the Secret Garden located at The Ringling is home to 66 acres of trees, flowers, and more. Get lost in the beauty of this historic garden and explore all that it has to offer, including the fragrant 27,000-square-foot Rose Garden. There is a walking tour available that gives you extra insight into the gardens. For tour availability, check their website here

Palma Sola Botanical Garden

Though this is the furthest location on the list, there is plenty to explore and admission is free! Palma Sola Botanical Gardens features stunning displays of floras, featuring native plants, succulents, exotics, butterfly gardens, and more. Plus check out the monthly local art exhibit and Tea Tree Cafe to complete your trip. You can even take a piece of the garden home when you purchase a plant from the Hidden Garden Nursery! Visit their website here and plan your trip. 

The Sarasota Children’s Garden

If you have young children, you have to check out The Sarasota Children’s Garden for a full day of fun! Kids can explore a land of enchantment with whimsical playground structures in a place that encourages them to use their imaginations while immersed in nature. There are always fun activities and crafts, including an upcoming Easter event, so be sure to check out their calendar here!

Are you ready to soak in the spring season in the Siesta Key and Sarasota area? However you choose to welcome in the season, we hope you stay with us at Tropical Beach and take in all that Siesta Key has to offer! Be sure to check out our website for details and promotions before booking, and follow us on social media for things to do in the area.