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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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Canadensis, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Oh my, I don't know what to say...such a joy...such a pleasure. Peaceful. Well worth the time to explore all the gardens.

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Gardiner, Maine
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

What a lovely place to smell the roses! Or anything else that may be in seasonal bloom! Enjoy a walk on the well-kept carriage trails or paths. There is a children's area with a rope bridge and fairy houses. There are ponds with pollywogs, sculptures placed throughout. Most of the flora is identified with a plaque, for inquiring minds. A... More

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Boothbay, Maine, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We visit the Gardens often and so enjoy the changing seasons in the Gardens. There is always beauty to take in amongst all the many gardens. There is an awesome Childrens Garden where there is a miniature lobster boat to haul a trap from, a bear from the book Blueberries for Sal to admire and treehouses to walk between on... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

What an amazing place! If you are a gardener or just love a lush, gorgeous landscape come to the Gardens! It is a must-see in the Midcoast Region!

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Took my grandkids and there was quite a lot for children to do and lots of great hiking! The kids were 6, 5, and 2.

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Pennsauken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This place is truly stunning. I am an avid gardener and I was incredibly impressed by the diversity and beauty of the gardens. To think that a garden can be this diverse in a state like Maine was eye-opening to me. We spent several hours here and I could've easily stayed longer. There is a lot to see and it... More

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Scotia, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

A natural and pastoral place - away from the town bustle...walking is necessary. Nearby to accommodations, yet a lovely addition to the region.

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Conway, New Hampshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

real nice relaxing place to visit lot walking or riding if needed, nice trails ,stone work and of course lots beautiful ,colorful flowers and trees and all different plants .. need day to visit

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

There is nothing not to like here. The Coastal Maine Botanical Garden is one of the largest, best planned and arranged botanical gardens I've ever seen - one could easily spend an entire day here. Incorporating many, many specialty gardens, special exhibits & activities, temporary and permanent art installations, and a cafe, this garden alone is worth the trip to... More

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Portland, Maine
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We went for the frozen turkey event hunt. It was a free event. Our 4 year old son found an apple with the right sticker on it and won a frozen turkey. Even on this 39 degree day with cold winds, the place was pretty. We definitely would like to return when everything is in bloom. Our 4 year old... More

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