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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Address: Barters Island Road, Boothbay, ME 04537
Phone Number: 207-633-4333
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Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Boothbay
Type: Gardens, Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is a natural wonder on 250 acres of shorefront in mid-coast Maine...
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Type: Gardens, Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Boston, Ma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW 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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Bangor, Maine
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Even at the ebb of the season these gardens are fantastic! From the quiet meditation on the labyrinth to the stone pool carved by Main's own David Holmes there is nothing lacking. Blooms were not aplenty in mid October but it did not matter at all. Very striking plantings gave a visual feast. I am very impressed!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The majestic garden finds of these gardens are nested off the beaten path of this area in Maine and yet are relatively easy to reach when visiting the same.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I am a Master Gardener and have long planned a trip to the Maine Botanical Gardens. My husband and I finally made it happen a couple months ago, and were absolutely blown away at the scope and beauty of the gardens. We were in the Booth Bay area (up from Southern, NH for the weekend) and realized how close we... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I simply can not say enough good things about the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. We first went there in September of 2013 and my wife and I had such a good time that we made plans to return the next year. I have been to quite a few gardens over the years but never one as well run and as... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This garden has a long way to go, it is very young and much of it is recently planted but there is much to experience and a lot to enjoy here. There is plenty of walking if you do the whole site but for those with children, the Children's Garden has much to commend it, at least the children there... More 

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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

First, thanks to my fellow Trip Advisors. I wasn't sure whether to include this stop in our recent trip to Maine, but reviews convinced me I should - and we were not sorry! We stopped at the Gardens on a beautiful sunny day, but it was early October, and we were wondering how much was still in bloom. The garden... More 

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Milton, Delaware
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30 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Plan on spending the day at this amazing facility. Everything is wonderful. The staff are extremely friendly and approachable. The fantastic trails lead to a variety of different gardens and other attractions. There are several venues designed especially to delight children. The only problem may be that you will need to return for a second day to take in and... More 

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Midsund, Norway
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a lovely botanical gardens with a lot of variety and year round attractions. Many of the nature trails are new and now fully developed, fun for exploration. Setting is coastal with wonderful views along the shoreline. Great for children yiung qnd old, there are tasting gardens, children's garden, fairly garden where you can build your own fairy houses.

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