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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
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

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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Many Lovely Gardens; All in One Place

After spending a few days at the beach, I was up for a change of scenery, and the botanical gardens were a splendid change! Formal gardens are the center point for the numerous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Melissa M
Lake Worth, Florida
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Lake Worth, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After spending a few days at the beach, I was up for a change of scenery, and the botanical gardens were a splendid change! Formal gardens are the center point for the numerous trails that lead in all directions. I walked most of them, and each one offered a unique man made interpretation or a meandering path through nature's creation.... More 

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Rocky River Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went out of our way to visit and only had an hour. but what we saw was so wonderful. the children's garden is lovely! The kinetic sculpture - particularly that of FLOCK OF BIRDS - is magical. A small tram picked us up near closing and waited so we could see the waterfalls. A wonderful experience. I understand that... More 

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Wiscasset, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

it is a wonderful experience with such an amazing variety of plants all over. It is laid out so that i makes pleasant time for walking. And the children's section is unique for children and the young at heart! Besides the enjoyment of seeing the beauty of so many species of plants, people can lean much from it as an... More 

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Franklin, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best gardens we have ever been to. Absolutely gorgeous! Be sure to take the boat tour with Sean. It was one of the highlights of our trip to Maine. A must see if you're in Boothbay Harbor!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Maine Botanical Gardens last week with our friends. It is a great place to visit, especially with kids! Besides Botanical Gardens' beautiful landscaping and gorgeous views, there are many easy hiking trails that are suitable for both--adults and children. Just plan one full day of your vacation there to stop at Boothbay Harbor nearby to enjoy the marina,... More 

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Nutley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not too big, not too small and plenty of variety. The gardens are well kept and the displays are fantastic. This is a great place for all ages, and if you're a senior in need of a scooter rental, they offer them for $16 all day! If you want to cover this place quickly, it can be done in an... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The spectacular gardens are only the beginning. The children's garden is hands-on with activities and discoveries geared to kid's interests. I have noticed many adults surreptitiously joining in the fun. There are open grassy areas, winding paths through lush,colorful gardens, nature trails-my personal favorite, a river boat to ride(book ahead) and a pleasant casual restaurant that serves very good food.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Besides the acres of beautiful and interesting flowers and plants, the Coastal Gardens in Maine offer many different activities and programs for visitors. It's always a great day trip!

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Milton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

ok... not too many kids are excited to walk through a garden right? This garden has your young children in mind. The wonderful fairy garden is amazing. Even if you kids are not excited by fairies, the kids area is wonderful. Feed some chickens, pump some water, water some plants in the garden or swing...this garden is really amazing. Then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice stop. Because we were on our way to Bar Harbor, we didn't have a lot of time to linger, but felt like we saw a lot in about and hour and a half. Beautiful well tended gardens, as well as interesting sculptures and fantastic views. The children's garden is very well done, and interesting for adults too. There is... More 

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