Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST
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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens 
811 South Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236

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Qi Chen 
Cornell Club of Sarasota-Manatee 
(941) 237-0301 

Salvador Dali: Gardens of the Mind

Selby Gardens

Saturday, February 22, 2020


Join us in a very special, docent-led,
fourth annual exhibition in the
Jean & Alfred Goldstein Exhibition Series at

 Marie Selby Botanical Gardens to feature

Salvador Dali: Gardens of the Mind  

It will include ten colorful photolithographs of flowers by Dali along with works from American photographer Clyde Butcher’s series Visions of Dali’s Spain. These artworks and the Dali-themed plant displays inspired by them will transform Selby Gardens into an evocation of Dali’s vision.

The Dali exhibition highlights the artists’ repeated use of botanical imagery alongside a surreal display of tropical plants in Selby Gardens Tropical Conservatory and Gardens.  Photos of Dali’s beloved Catalonia by renowned nature photographer and local Sarasota County resident, Clyde Butcher, will showcase the extraordinary landscapes visible in several FlorDali pieces and in much of Dali’s art.  

Registration to close at 45 attendees.

More Information

 Please plan to arrive before 9:30 a.m.  Parking is free on a first come basis.  The Garden opens to the public at 10 a.m. and will fill quickly.  This is one of the busiest times of the year. Parking is free on a first-come basis.

 Please plan approximately 1 ˝ to 2 hours for the docent-led walking tour and some additional time to enjoy the Gardens at your leisure.  

No further discounts, coupons or Selby Gardens Guest Passes may be used.  Selby Gardens’ members must also pay admission due to the special nature of this tour.  Members’ guest privileges are also not extended for group tours.

Please note that in addition to the greenhouse exhibits, this is an outdoor walking tour.  Wheelchairs are available for use without charge on a first-come basis. Many benches are scattered throughout the Gardens for rest and contemplation.  

Lunch and refreshments are available at the Selby House Café by Michael’s on East, located in the Gardens

For questions on this event, please use the contacts to the left.  

For help with your reservation, please leave a voicemail at 941-237-0301 or email ccsm.events@gmail.com