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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Barters Island Road, Boothbay, ME 04537
207-633-4333
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Boothbay
Type: Gardens, Trails
Owner description: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is a natural wonder on 250 acres of shorefront in mid-coast Maine. Strolling through spectacular ornamental gardens... more » 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. « less
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Denver, Colorado, USA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We visited Boothbay principally to see these gardens and were not disappointed! They have done an outstanding job of displaying gorgeous more formal gardens with natural Maine plants and wooded naturalized areas. The children's gardenias fa lulu as is the sensory garden. We were glad to get there early on a Saturday as there were a. Purple of events scheduled... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens are not only beautiful but a true learning experience. Every plant is marked so that you can come away with your very own plant bucket list. The grounds are impeccable, plants are beautiful, water features and sculptures are breathtaking. There is also a great children's garden to explore. What a wonderful way to spend an... More

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is a very well planned garden and has a diverse display of plants and natural attractions; waterfall, sculptures, and plant displays. The pathways are interesting and safe for all. Loved the reflexology labyrinth and the adjoining woodlands. Really felt like a nature walk. I have visited may botanical gardens and this is a very nice example.

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Portland, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My husband and I have visited the Botanical Garden twice and absolutely love it. We have visited many Botanical Gardens in the Caribbean during our winter vacations and this is by far the best we have seen. Even when the parking lot is full you don't notice lots of people around because of how spread out it is. The Five... More

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brookline,ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This was my 2nd time visiting the Botanical Gardens and I just found the ground so beautiful. I took so many pictures to remind me of a lovely experience.

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Lewiston, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Once I walked through the doors and into the gardens, I could feel my body slowly unwind. It was fairly quiet and my senses were over whelmed. What a beautiful place. The colors, smells, ponds, whimsy are so worth seeing. My husband and I are looking forward to going again!

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Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Visit date (July 12, 2014)...Pretty impressive place. A must see for those who love and appreciate the outdoors and all the spectacular sights and scents of mother nature. Lot's of trails and gardens.Huge place--plan on doing a lot of strolling the on the grounds. Note: I would love to have been able to give the "gardens" a deserved 5 star... More

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Kingston, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Just a delight to the eye and the scents of the flowers made for a happy nose. Chatted with gardeners weeding and planting - so pleasant. The children's area was fun and so attractive, even to us older folks. Well kept, a wonderful variety and displayed beautifully.

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Diamondhead, Mississippi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Back in Oct. 2013 we visited the Botanical Gardens, it was beautiful even in the fall. Many flowers, although naturally less than spring. The grounds are put together very well and makes a nice relaxing beautiful day. I really enjoyed the children's garden which was decorated with scarecrows put together by children. They did a GREAT job! Anyone who enjoys... More

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Olathe, Kansas
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55 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

What a relaxing way to spend an afternoon. This is a fabulous garden filled in multiple mini-gardens all of which are exquisite and beautifully maintained. This is a treat for the all the senses; sight, sound, smell and touch. Enter and let you cares fall away, wander to your hearts content and enjoy. Make a point to visit.

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