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Mother's Day will be celebrated on May 11, and moms in Sarasota have several choices for a special outing to some of the botanical gardens in the community. Add a special outing to a farm which features a special garden that has been grown for Mother's Day and Mom's Day can be celebrated with nature.

Brunch is included at all three events that are featured. One of the events features tea with the fairies who live in the garden. One of the events featured offers a free concert along with brunch and beautiful botanical displays.All three of these events are family-friendly.

Check out these events and give Mom a great Mother's Day with a variety of garden treats. Reservations are required for two of the featured events.

Garden treats
Garden treats Clemens Bilan/Getty Images

Garden treats

Celebrate Mother's Day on May 11 at the Children's Garden from 2-4 p.m. with the fairies. Mom and the family can have tea with the fairies with the Mother's Day Fairy tea Party.  Learn some facts about fairies, create a magic wand to make your own fairy magic, and build a fairy house.  Organic tea and fairy cakes are a delicious part of the tea party.  Reservations are required.  You may call 941-330-1711 for prices.  The Children's Garden is located at 1670 Tenth Way in Sarasota.   

Farm and garden
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Farm and garden

Mother's Day at Crowley Farm on May 11 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. is a family-friendly celebration for Mom with the opportunity to enjoy fresh produce from a garden that has been grown especially fro Mother's Day 2014.  Homemade honey and jams will be available for purchase.  Vegetarian dishes and gluten-free dishes are of special interest.  The cost for this celebration is $25 for adults, $15 for children 4-11, and children 3 and under are free.  Give Mom a day at the farm and garden for a special treat this year.  you may call 941-322-1100 for reservations.  You may log on at www.Crowleyfl.org for more information about the farm.

garden and brunch
garden and brunch Clemens Bilan/Getty Images

garden and brunch

Celebrate Mother's day on May 11 at Selby Gardens with brunch, a walk through the botanical garden displays, and a family-friendly concert.  Seatings are at 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.  Brunch will be catered by Michael's on East in Sarasota.  The cost for this Mom's Day celebration is $38 for members, $48 for non-members, $18 for children 4-11, and children 3 and under are free.  Reservations are not required for this event.  You may call 941-366-5731 for information of log on at www.selby.org to learn about the botanical gardens.  Selby Gardens is located at 900 S. Palm Avenue in Sarasota.  

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