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Address: Barters Island Road, Boothbay, ME 04537
Phone Number: 207-633-4333
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Description: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is a natural wonder on 250 acres of...
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is a natural wonder on 250 acres of shorefront in mid-coast Maine. Strolling through spectacular ornamental gardens and traversing miles of waterfront and woodland trails, visitors are delighted by the beautiful plantings, impressive stonework, waterfalls and fountains, and scenic views. It’s no wonder the Gardens have been hailed as one of Maine’s top three attractions. The Gardens are open 9-5 year-round, with a much-praised café and gift shop open seasonally. A visit at any time is a memorable experience.
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A lovely place to visit

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is one of the most relaxing places in all of Maine. The gardens are beautiful, immaculately manicured, and set in very natural surroundings. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is one of the most relaxing places in all of Maine. The gardens are beautiful, immaculately manicured, and set in very natural surroundings. I make a point of taking someone with me who has never been before. It's great to watch the surprise on their face as they see one plant after another and comment on... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Truly an amazing experience. I have been to several botanical gardens and this is one of the best. Interesting side-note, this one started after the founders used their own properties as collateral. That kind of belief in this place shows in every nook and cranny. Do not miss this! Also a great restaurant on-site!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is one of the finest botanical gardens I have visited. you can wander for hours in this eclectic garden. there are plants that are for the children as well as the visually impaired. It is fairly easy for the folks with mobility issues. the staff is friendly and informative. a wonderful day for everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

We have had a family membership for 3 years now and we absolutely love the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens! We have a 4 year old and an infant and there is sooo much for everyone to do. Great stroller friendly trails and a beautiful childrens gardens are just a couple reasons we love CMBG.

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College Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

No trip to the Boothbay Harbor region is complete without re-visiting the colors, peace and verdant beauty of the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. A sprawling reserve provides many opportunities for reflection, appreciation and picture-taking. Go, if you are knowledgeable about the clearly marked plant varieties. Go, if you have a less informed love of plant and floral beauty. Go, if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

i loved it all. its so beautiful!!!! want to go again sooooo bad. The butterflies are so beautiful and the nature is like heaven and paradise mixed together...

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West Bath, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay Maine is a great place to visit with or without the family. There is lots to do and to look at. Me and my family had a great time. Also you can visit any time of the year that is cool. I like to see the plants at the different times of year.... More 

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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This is a must on any travel itinerary to New England. From the Garden of the Five Senses to the Children's Garden, the designers have created a botanical jewel ! Amercian Cruise Lines now stops at Boothbay Harbor to allow their guests to marvel at the 500+ acres. I love their website as well.

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Boston, Ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

This was a wonderful day for our entire family. The gardens are well kept and diverse. My favorite attraction was the sensory garden area and accessible garden area. It was so fascinating how they created experiences to hone in on each sense. I liked the massage stones for tired feet. I took a ton of pictures of the accessible raised... More 

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Boothbay, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

These Gardens will show you a taste of almost everything in Coastal Maine...from the waterfront, to forests, to rock formations, and beautiful flowering trees and plants. Also, there is something for everyone...an enchanting children's garden which will charm adults as well, a sensory garden, easily walked pathways and longer hikes on trails through the woods and along the water, and... More 

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