• A close up of a white and pink orchid in full bloom

    An orchid in one of the many greenhouses at Marie Selby Gardens.

  • 7 people stand in a room around a table listening to a man explaining something

    The Q Media team backstage doing the needed research for the audio tour script.

  • Leafy ferns surround a face carved into a stone wall

    A stone wall relief located in one of the Selby Gardens greenhouses.

  • Large tree roots snake over the ground from twin tree trunks as a young boy climbs them.

    A banyan tree on the grounds at Selby Gardens.

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Marie Selby Gardens Botanical Tour

Type of Tour

Interpretive, Multi-language

Services Rendered

Creative Direction, Production Services, Script Development, Translation

Type of Technology

Cell Phone

Project Description

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, FL is a jewel of botany and biology nestled along Florida’s Gulf Coast in Sarasota, FL.

In 2015 MSBG hired Q Media to produce both adult and children’s tours for the gardens to be available to the public via dial-in cell phone service. The resulting tours showcase Selby’s history and also their dedication to studying and protecting plant species from all over the world.

The sample here is from the children’s tour. In the tour Emily the granddaughter is the expert on the plants of the gardens and takes her grandfather on a journey through the gardens and its beautiful offerings.