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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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A beautiful place

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Nutley, New Jersey
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Nutley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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 2 days 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for something to do away from the ocean for a day (you're thinking, why ?!) This was a lovely choice. The sensory garden was beautiful. And, while we missed rhododendron "season" we could imagine the gorgeous blossoms.

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Rockaway, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a peaceful place for families, couples, or singles. A wide variety of plants, flowers, bushes, and trees with beautiful rock sculptures and wind sculptures. Children's area with mini-houses, ponds, a bronze bear, and a rope bridge as well as 3 whale rock fountains. A must see place!

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Augusta, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

These gardens are gorgeous with a wide variety of flowers as well as trees. There were also several sculptures on display and a lovely fountain. The benches and gazebos provide places for visitors to rest. A person could spend hours walking through these gardens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hands down, this one ranked up there with a Botanical Garden in Washington, called Bloedel on Bainbride Island. This was such a cool place. Funny thing is, I basically made my family go se it. The hydrangeas were 5 feet tall!!!! The trails that they set up and the independent garden space were fantastic. This was a one of a... More 

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Talladega, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A place to see plants maybe you have never seen. In addition to a winding layout, a feast for your eyes, there are an abundance of granite sculptures scattered throughout the gardens. There are hiking opportunities there also. One trail runs parallel to the water. Better get a plan going before you hike. It's pretty big. The gardens meander around,... More 

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