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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Barters Island Road, Boothbay, ME 04537
207-633-4333
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Ranked #1 of 10 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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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

A great take.....we picked a perfect day (comfortable weather) and the sights in the gardens were wonderful. The autumn hadn't yet set in, so many of the summer flowers were still in bloom. There were frequent shuttles that went to many of the more distant parts of the park, so we really didn't have to walk too far. All of... More

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los angeles
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83 reviews 83 reviews
11 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We were so glad we detoured to booth Bay to see this lovely garden. It deserves more attention. In September there was still a great display of color, but the grasses and trees were wonderful. Relatively new, the gardens are beautifully arranged, especially in the rocky terrain. The cafe was also very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The grounds are spectacular and the people are friendly. We made sure to stop by the children's section. You must stop here even if you don't have children. The attention to detail in this area is wonderful. The rhododendron area and waterfall is beautiful!

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Naples, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Even at the end of the blooming season this place is a delight. There is such a variety to see - ideas for your own gardens or just an opportunity to appreciate how others handle plantings and landscaping. The path down to the river is lovely and then a shuttle comes along to take those who need a walking break... More

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MA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The Botanical Gardens in Boothbay were breathtaking! We visited in mid- September and were not expecting to see such brilliant color. The flowering plants were amazing, add in the foliage plants, flowing water, rock formations, and natural vegetation and the experience was really special. Every time you turned a corner or followed a new path there was something else to... More

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Guys Mills, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is such a gem. It was begun in 2007, just after we ended our 38 year stay in this great state. We figured that we had missed most of the flowering plants, but we were so wrong. There is something for every season plus the children's garden is a joy to view for those young at... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A visit should be on everyone's Maine itinerary. Of a number of gardens I've visited, including several in New York City, Michigan and North Carolina, this site stands out for superb horticulture supporting imaginative and arresting landscape design. The color coordination in the plantings is superb and the layout of the several gardens is delightful. A plus is the whimsical... More

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Bangor, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

this is absolutely a unique experience for Maine - the care, diversity, educational opportunities AND the cafe are first class! What amazed me is that it's open year round -- for cross country skiing and snow=shoeing as well! Immerse yourself in the gardens.

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Augusta ME
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103 reviews 103 reviews
24 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Whether you love flowers and plants or just want a scenic place to walk and hike this is it. There is so much to see, if you only have one day plan on spending all day here or if you can plan on coming back several times to experience the different seasons. This is a great place for all ages.

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Wayne, New Jersey
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154 reviews 154 reviews
14 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

While admittedly a fan of botanical gardens, we inquired as to whether this was worth the time in a somewhat crowded schedule. We were encourage to go and decided to stop on our way out of Boothbay Harbor for a short visit before our next Maine destination down the coast. As it was mid-September, we had low expectations in terms... More

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