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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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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...

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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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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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Bangor, Maine
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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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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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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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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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