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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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Merrimack
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

These beautiful gardens are a plant lover’s paradise. Extensive plantings throughout the two hundred plus acre site include a huge number of perennials and seasonal annuals. A special mediation garden and children’s garden are real treats. Walking paths go through wooded areas down to the Sheepscot River. A modern visitors center includes a gift shop and research library. We signed... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Once you've seen the gardens, walk all the trails. And the story behind the gardens is excellent. Congrats to these individuals and the community for showing the American spirit.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

not to be missed. many gardens within the overall garden. a children's garden ,a garden of five senses, a meditation garden etc.

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boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

My husband and I spent 3 hours at the Botanical Gardens on August 26. What a beautiful, serene experience. My husband wasn't too thrilled about going (not really into flowers) but ended up enjoying himself. The Children's Garden was the best!! What a nice way to spend a few hours in Boothbay!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I've been longing to visit Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens for years and finally had the opportunity to do so the last week of August. All I can say is that it surpassed my expectations, being perhaps the most lovely gardens I have ever visited. The physical plant is such that there are different gardens to visit, along with woodland paths... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

What can I say besides WOW!! The gardens are absolutely amazing and varied. Even if you're not a garden lover, the grounds are worth the visit. After viewing the manicured areas, you can venture into the coastal woods with beautiful views of the inland waters. Definitely worth seeing in all "growing" seasons, I'd say summer is the best if you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We took the boat ride from the gardens. My husband did the kayaking from the gardens. Both were most enjoyable! The gardens are lovely too.

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Reading, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The gardens here rival any we have ever seen. Top that with miles of walking trails through the woods and along the coast, a fairy village and children's gardens and you have a spot tough to beat.

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is the most beautiful gardens we have visited. Opened in 2007 on over 200 acres and already well established with a beautiful waterfall area, children's garden with Fairy and Treehouse, sensory garden, kitchen garden and several other beautiful gardens complete with sculptures. Definitely worth more then one visit.

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Durham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a wonderful place to visit if you like gardens, large sculpture, or massive rock construction. There is just something about the scale of it when you have 140 acres to work with. You don't just see one or two plants of a particular plant. You see yards of it. Hillsides of it. The rhododendron garden with huge waterfall... More

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