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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

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Address: 132 Botanical Gardens Drive, Off Barters Island Road, Boothbay, ME 04537
Phone Number: +1 207-633-8000
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is a natural wonder on 270 acres of...
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is a natural wonder on 270 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 April 15 - October 31. There is a cafe and gift shop on site. A visit at any time is a memorable experience.
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we went there yesterday , it is the best botanical garden i have ever seen

we visited the botanical garden in maine and i have to say i enjoyed it even more than the disney gardens, it is worth a trip just to go there ,and make sure to take a camera... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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new hampshire
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new hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

we visited the botanical garden in maine and i have to say i enjoyed it even more than the disney gardens, it is worth a trip just to go there ,and make sure to take a camera , voted one of the best in the country , very professional yet picking up the maine characteristics, can not say enough about... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The main reason for visiting BoothBay area should be its Botanical gardens. It is 250 acre property comparable with European Gardens but with a Maine twist.It has an extensive collection of plants corresponding to seasonal changes. All are clearly marked and walk through is enjoyable. There is also a large forested area suitable for mini hikes. A trolley continuously drive... More 

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New Port Richey, Florida, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

What a lovely place. Very large trails, flowers in bloom and miles of hiking. It may seem boring to many, but it's not. Play areas, gift shop and a great little gift shop for lunch.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

it's hard to believe that the botanical gardens are the work of volunteers (and some staff). We were so impressed by all the care that went into planning and upkeep. So many different kinds of gardens in a fairly small area. don't skip; the rhododendron garden in the spring. It's impeccably planned and oh-so-beautiful. And the little shop is full... More 

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East Granby, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

These gardens have a very special feel. We are members of Longwood Gardens which are some of the finest in the country, but these gardens have a different kind of feel. They are more informal, and capture the combination of the Maine Coast and spectacular plantings of both native and special species. The paths are laid out in ways that... More 

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Pittsburgh
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12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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

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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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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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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