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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

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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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Beautiful well-labeled gardens, lovely children's area, pleasant hiking trails

The admission fee is a bit steep, but well worth it. It was hard to believe that the facility opened only several years ago. It's amazing what the staff has done in such a short... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Pittsburgh
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The admission fee is a bit steep, but well worth it. It was hard to believe that the facility opened only several years ago. It's amazing what the staff has done in such a short time. The gardens are a feast for the eyes. Colors galore. Abundant labels (although some of the labels were confusingly placed closer to other plants... More 

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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
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9 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

These gardens are open year round and a delight to the eye. This time around we had a spectacular display of tulips while the last time we visited, we had the hydrangeas and azaleas. This garden ranks right up among the two best in the world with the other one being Kirstenbosch in Cape Town. The only disappointment for me... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I know that no matter when I go I will see flowers and plants galore. It borders the salt water estuary so there is a wide diversity of flora. You will love It.

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Waterboro, Maine
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The Spring bulbs were in full bloom. The rhododendrons and azaleas were gorgeous! Each season of the gardens brings a special flavor out and is a delight to the senses. This season had pollywogs and the children were catching and releasing them. It was a simple pleasure that I remember from my childhood. It was nice to see children of... More 

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Portland, Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My husband, my eight-year-old son, and I went to the Botanical Gardens last summer. I am an avid gardener and my husband helps me with the landscaping and manual labor that goes into maintaining our 10+ gardens. My son is not even close to interested in gardening! He whined and complained at first. It was too hot! It was boring!... More 

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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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