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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: 207-633-8000
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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 (open until 6 pm in July and August). There is a cafe and gift shop on site. A visit at any time is a memorable experience.

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Finest botanical gardens in New England

Spacious, fantastic variety,oceanside view on beautifu rock bound coast of Maine,splendidly maintained. Saw outstanding Christmas light show. Can't wait to revisit in spring or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Phippsburg, Maine
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Phippsburg, Maine
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spacious, fantastic variety,oceanside view on beautifu rock bound coast of Maine,splendidly maintained. Saw outstanding Christmas light show. Can't wait to revisit in spring or summerl

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Camden, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Botanical Gardens in Boothbay would be considered special in any city. The gardens are a worthy attraction for tourist or locals to spend an afternoon. Keep in mind the gardens change all summer long and even into the Fall.

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Kensington, New Hampshire, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Coastal Maine Botanical Garden is a special delight that my husband and I have visited twice, one in the late spring and once in the month of October. Both times, it was stunningly beautiful with outstanding landscapes and hardscapes, special activities, and decorated for the season. In the fall there were displays of pumpkins everywhere. In the spring and... More 

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Boothbay, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This a gem on the Maine coast. Excellent displays and ever changing, its a gardeners paradise. Should not be missed

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had heard about the Gardens Aglow that was being offered for the first time this year and decided to go after stopping in Boothbay Harbor. I’m glad we stopped in Boothbay Harbor for a drink because we heard from the staff and patrons at McSeagull’s how busy the traffic was getting to the gardens and decided to linger for... More 

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Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to the Botanical Gardens several times. Each time I go there, there is something new-- they seem to be continuously improving the site. The grounds are lovely and well cared for. This year they had "Gardens Aglow" in November and December, where they lit the whole area with colorful lights. It was a unique experience. I heard... More 

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Groton, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not much in bloom this time of year, but since pumpkins are in season it made for some nice photography and there were pumpkins everywhere. The layouts of the grounds were nice and well kept. Some of the grounds were steep and winding.

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Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Such a lovely way to spend a morning. The garden designs are visually stunning and so well maintained. If you are in this area and you like gardens, you will love these gardens. Lovely restaurant and gift shop on site with lots of parking. We were lucky enough to visit when it wasn't overly crowded which I'm sure added to... More 

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Whitefield, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Lovely evening. We were lucky to arrive on a cold night so that there were not so many people around. Music was limited to only one area of the garden and would have been nice all around. The lights were amazing... way too many children running amok and the fee of $12.00 is a bit steep. The Chicken Coop was... More 

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Auburn, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I found out about Gardens Aglow from a random post that popped up on Facebook. I had never even heard of the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens before, but after looking into it more, we decided to go. And we couldn't have been happier with that choice. Parking is challenging, but it really boils down to timing. We got in the... More 

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