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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

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Immense and beautiful

We visited on the recommendation of a friend. What a great place. Plenty of walking trails... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Johnawc1981
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Fernandina Beach, FL
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EXCELLENT

What a surprisingly beautiful place! I expected it to be small and unimpressive, like most... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Emily K
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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...more
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132 Botanical Gardens Drive, Off Barters Island Road, Boothbay, ME 04537
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited on the recommendation of a friend. What a great place. Plenty of walking trails, outstanding views and quiet spots. There is a shuttle service that takes you from one area to another. USE IT! The gardens are so large that you can’t walk...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a surprisingly beautiful place! I expected it to be small and unimpressive, like most attractions in this area. THIS was impressive! It is large with a lot of area to cover (probably several hours if you take your time). The most astounding part was...More

Thank Emily K
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful gardens, nice butterfly exhibit, fun trails, wonderful staff. The admission fee was reasonable. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

Thank Judy G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had family visiting from out of state and thought I would take them to the gardens. I was a little concerned that being the end of the summer that it may not be at it's best. To my surprise is was fantastic. Since the last...More

Thank TACOB0B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderfully landscaped and maintained grounds. You had better have your comfy swalking shoes on tho. It is quite a trek to get around the whole place.You can catch a golf cat if you run out of steam. Highly recommend this one!

Thank Jay-la A
Reviewed 1 week ago

These gardens are an amazing jewel for the region! The formal gardens (with various foci) are very well laid out and plants are well labeled. Winding paths, sculptures, water features, and benches provide plenty of quiet spaces for meditation and reflection. Aside form the formal...More

Thank ehg2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An unexpected find with a wide array of plants and flora native to the region that are presented in a beautiful array and organized for maximum enjoyment. This is a wonderful place to spend an hour or two walking through nicely arranged exhibits of flowers...More

Thank NENative
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This would be perfect for any group, including families with children. The children's garden is so special - we went even though our children are grown-ups now! The sculptures are fabulous, the plants are beautifully maintained and there are plenty of volunteers on hand if...More

Thank 110wendyt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife had been there before with a friend and dragged me their for a visit. What a wonderful surprise. This is a well thought out and laid out garden. Very knowledgeable staff. Presentations throughout the day. Many new building and exhibits. Highly recommend a...More

Thank tom646
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is always a delightful surprise to see a public entity so well-planned and well-managed. Tons of plants in well laid-out paths, from the common to the bizarre. The gardeners are friendly and knowledgeable. The children's garden is delightful. In some places, they will let...More

Thank Mason B
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Go791802
July 22, 2018|
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Response from Kris F | Property representative |
We provide complimentary wheelchairs and also rent motorized scooters for $6/day. All are on a first come, first served basis. The central gardens are accessible so with the assistance of a wheelchair or scooter you will be... More
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2776Pat
March 23, 2018|
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Response from MainePeg | Reviewed this property |
We usually have wild lupines in May and early June in Maine
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