LIKE THE ORCHIDS AND EPIPHYTES IN ITS COLLECTION, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens continues to grow and bloom with each passing year. Announcing a three-part, 10-year master plan this past autumn, the first phase alone promises dizzying developments, beginning with a completely new arrival experience with the Jean Goldstein Welcome Center. From there, visitors can step right next door to the Steinwachs Family Plant Research Center, housing both the Nathalie McCulloch Research Library and the Elaine Nicpon Marieb Herbarium and Laboratory. But perhaps the most innovative part of phase one will be the Sky Garden, a multistory, multi-use construction that will not only solve much of Selby Garden’s parking woes, but also bear a rooftop restaurant operated by Michael’s On East and cooking with fresh produce from an edible garden on the premises. Drawing power from a new 20,000-square-foot solar panel array, Selby Gardens reports plans for it to be the world’s first Net Positive Energy restaurant, certified by the Living Building Challenge. This initial phase will also include a new greenhouse complex, learning pavilion and improved walkways. In total, the master plan will also increase green space in the gardens by fifty percent.