Join Docent Norman Burr on a 90-minute fascinating trek through the historic grounds. Walk through the arboretum and learn about rare, interesting, and exotic plants. Norman will discuss the geologic history of Florida and how plant life evolved. He will also share the history of the inhabitants of the Elling Eide Center from pre-history to today! Then, venture inside and see Elling Eide’s personal collection of Asian art and artifacts.

*We can accommodate private tour groups, 8-20 people per group. Email info@ellingoeide.org

“I was inspired and enriched by Norman’s passion and knowledge. I was pleasantly surprised by the collection of Japanese and Chinese art.”

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“This is a hidden gem, full of informative and real beauty. Norman was a wonderful tour guide!”

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“A Wonderful Hidden Gem in Sarasota and Arboretum Tour x5!”

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“Norman is an incredible tour guide. He is incredibly knowledgeable and makes the tour very informative! I have attended his tour for the 3rd time and I’m still learning new things! Thank You to the Elling Eide Center!”

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