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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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A garden that allows you to have fun

The Coastal Maine Botanical Garden seems to be built to cater to the visitor. The garden has numerous seating areas. There is a tram included in admission that takes visitors to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Mount Olive, North Carolina
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Mount Olive, North Carolina
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96 reviews 96 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The Coastal Maine Botanical Garden seems to be built to cater to the visitor. The garden has numerous seating areas. There is a tram included in admission that takes visitors to areas not near the main garden. Finally, the garden encourages the patrons to interact with the plants. Visitors are encouraged to touch, smell, and even taste the plants. The... More 

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East Walpole, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

All of the natural elements of the Maine topography are integrated into the garden design. The Children's Garden is just outstanding. The cafe is a delight; all local ingredients and just wonderful service. If you appreciate pleasure gardens you will not be disappointed. This garden has a charm and creativity similar to Chanticleer Garden in Wayne Pennsylvania. Looking forward the... More 

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Fairfield, ct
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This was a great botanical garden. Overall it was quite large and had some great hikes, but also had a number of exhibits close to the main visitor center. Incredibly maintained and when we visited, not crowded. A great way to spend 1/2 day in the Boothbay area.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We made a point to stop at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens after leaving Portland and headed towards Rockland for the night. This was a first rate garden and very professionally maintained and managed. While not on the scale of Butchart Gardens we saw last year in Victoria or Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver, we liked it just as much!... More 

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Ashby, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A large and well kept facility with a great restaurant. Short easy walks or longer more challenging hikes are both available. Great activities for kids too.

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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

You could visit this place all year long and still keep noticing new things. We were visiting a friend who had raved about this place. Se is a member and goes all year long. There are formal gardens, sculptures, shady gardens with a pond and rhododendrons (which were just finishing up when we were there June 13th), a Japanese garden,... More 

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New England
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114 reviews 114 reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is the nicest botanical gardens I have ever seen. Beautiful flowers, excellent design, peaceful trails and amazing sculptures. I can't stop thinking of the metal birds in one of the ponds that moved with the wind - so graceful and beautiful. And, so relaxing to watch! What a place - don't miss it if you are in the area.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We went midweek in the middle June 2015 and it was fantastic!!!! The gardens are really spectacular with a huge variety. I appreciated that much of the signage had the common name as well as the scientific name and the place of origin. BRING THE KIDS! One of the best experiences ever if you want them to love nature. The... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The grounds are very well-kept. They have made it very child-friendly. I was pleasantly surprised and would recommend a visit!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Very well done gardens. We were very impressed with the landscaping and the variety of plants. Beautiful pieces of art scattered around water features. A lovely morning.

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Additional Information about Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Address: 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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