The nature of the garden is at the root of the issue

Petition to keep Selby Gardens a Garden

We Selby GARDENS too! That’s why we don’t want this serene oasis co-opted by commercialization.
Girl feeding fish at Selby Gardens

Marie’s love of nature and of gardening was her most consuming passion. She was a charter member of Sarasota’s first garden club. She had a great desire to keep Sarasota a beautiful and green place and was disturbed later in life by the proliferation of high-rise construction

Marie Selby
Selby bayview

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature.

To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.

Alfred Austin
English Poet Laurete