Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and the Duncan McClellan Gallery in St. Petersburg will be partnering again this July to present the second annual glass show in the Museum of Botany & The Arts and throughout the Gardens.

In Dialogue with Nature: Glass in the Gardens will showcase hand-blown glass by Duncan McClellan and other DMG artists. The show will begin July 13 and run through August 25, 2019 with lectures and tours scheduled throughout the run of the show. The glass show is a unique experience and collaboration, which combines the natural beauty of Selby Gardens with the botanical-inspired art of the DMG glass artists. The beauty of the Gardens is reflected in the creative artistic work of the glass pieces on display in the Museum, the Tropical Conservatory and throughout the Gardens.

“Historically, glass as a medium has taken inspiration from nature in design as well as image,” explains Laura Avery, manager of exhibits at Selby Gardens and curator of this exhibition. “Exhibiting these beautiful botanical glass pieces in nature is especially dramatic.”

The show will open with a reception on July 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. RSVPs are required via Space will be limited. The glass work will also be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Selby Gardens. For more information on the show visit

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 900 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Christmas. Regular admission is $20 and $10 children ages 4-17; members and children 3 and under enter free.

— Submitted by Lynn H. Bates