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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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Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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54 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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massachusetts
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The gardens are always magnificent and ever changing. In the past year a dock and water activities have been added (paddleboard and kayak rentals) . Also, a lovely electric boat, canopied and comfortable. Sean took us for an hour and a quarter ride, well narrated and informative but casual. This is not publicized on web site or at main visitors... More

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Syracuse, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Outstanding attraction! Gardens are amazing! Lots of areas to explore so allow at least 3 or more hours. Don't miss the children's garden (even if you aren't traveling with children!)… The sensory garden was stunning…mix of sculpture, stonework and plants just wonderful! We have been vacationing in Maine for many years and regret not visiting Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens earlier!... More

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Muskegon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Every area of the gardens was breathtakingly beautiful! Flowers were in bloom everywhere! I wish I had more time to build fairy houses and take a kayak tour on the river. Plan to spend an entire day here so you never feel rushed to get to every garden area. Take of your shoes and go through the labyrinth in bare... More

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Orlando, Florida
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Fantastic gardens! Kids area is perfect and even the adults enjoyed the area. I would love to go back and hike through all the trails! The path is very easy to walk and the diversity is wonderful.

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Bradenton, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is a sight to behold! The gardens are beautiful. We especially enjoyed the reflexology maze and the "fairy garden". Great walking trails and lovely sculpture too!

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Senior Contributor
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Having little children, I was not sure how this experience would go. They had a blast, as did the adults in our family. The garden has lots to see and smell, and is very well kept. You can tell the gardeners take great pride in the layout and presentation. We spent 2 1/2 hours and completely lost track of time.... More

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