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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

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Address: 132 Botanical Gardens Drive, Off Barters Island Road, Boothbay, ME 04537
Phone Number: +1 207-633-8000
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is a natural wonder on 270 acres of...
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is a natural wonder on 270 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 April 15 - October 31. There is a cafe and gift shop on site. A visit at any time is a memorable experience.
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Beautiful gardens

Beautiful gardens with outstanding metal sculptures that glistened in the wind. Huge assortment of species and everything was well marked and easy to identify. Gorgeous dahlias... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Eatonton, Georgia
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Eatonton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful gardens with outstanding metal sculptures that glistened in the wind. Huge assortment of species and everything was well marked and easy to identify. Gorgeous dahlias, lots of Shasta daisies and some unusual species too.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Wide variety of plants with good dispersion of vegetation and well maintained paths. Very helpful staff. Good information for childeren and children activities. One suggestion is to name paths and put name of paths on map. I had to do a lot of orientation of map to determine what intersection I was at.

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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Considering the Gardens have only been open for 8 years, it is incredible what a wonderful job they have done in developing this venue. The gardens are beautiful -- well-planned out and well taken care of (and nearly everything is clearly labeled!) There are many different types of gardens to keep your interest. We did not have a chance to... More 

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Carlisle, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We visited this beautiful garden and were charmed by the setting, the diversity of plantings, the water attractions, and sculptures. Everything was carefully labeled, carefully arranged for maximum effect, and obviously wonderfully tended. Lovely space for children, a resource room, and a place for a cold drink and snack round out a lovely place to spend a few tranquil hours.

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful visit to this beautiful Botanical garden. Visited last Friday 7/24/15 and it was Fairy Friday, so many children were dressed as Fairies. We enjoyed watching them dance to the music waving their wands in the children's garden. The Children's garden was a magical place with ponds, furnished play houses, tree house, bear cave. It was truly spectacular.... More 

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Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Botanical Gardens are truly a peaceful oasis, even when there are many visitors. This is a great place to visit for all ages. My friends and I visited on "Fairy Friday," with all the little girls (and even some little boys) sporting fairy wings. The gardens are well labelled so aspiring gardeners can take note for additions to their... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This project is a true labor of love and a credit to all the individuals who took part in preserving this land saving it from the developers shovel. At over 200 acres it is a glorious garden and woods with all the variety of planting that you would hope to see in a magnificent setting. Be sure to relax and... More 

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The botanical garden is nicely done. We thought the plant labeling was better than it is at many other places, which we appreciated. It is not really large once you see the scale of it. So it didn't take us very long to wander through everything. But there are a lot of interesting flowers and plants, and the wind-driven sculptures... More 

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jnunnink
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

sculptures and plants and setting were amazing. Book boat tour ahead of time since this sometimes sold out.

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Parsonsfield, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The Botanical gardens were great! Well worth your time, and it was even incredible affordable ($39 for a family of four). I've been to a number of gardens, and while this is far from the largest in terms of manicured areas, it was one of the niciest...the children's garden was the best my kids have been to. My 2 year... More 

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Additional Information about Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Address: 132 Botanical Gardens Drive, Off Barters Island Road, Boothbay, ME 04537
Phone Number: +1 207-633-8000
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 16

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