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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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Just beautiful!!

Beautiful gardens, extremely well thought out. The Children's garden is wonderful, I've taken lots of ideas home.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful gardens, extremely well thought out. The Children's garden is wonderful, I've taken lots of ideas home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great botanical garden! These gardens were spectacular in so many ways. We learned that these gardens were established not all that long ago but the volunteers have done an enviable job. So many plants and flowers to see and study. I would love to see the Christmas lights exhibit but we won't be here. Definitely should be a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After spending 7 hours in the car on a site seeing day, we were ready for some exercise and not traveling as far. Our innkeeper suggested Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. All we could say was WOW. Coming from the south, all of our annuals are worn out from the hot summer. The gardens were so beautiful! The sculptures were so... More 

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although mid September might not be a peak time to visit, we thoroughly enjoyed our walk through the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Each year this garden and Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania seem to vie for the title of best botanical garden in the USA. The two are so very different that I don't know how they can be compared- I... More 

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Cohoes, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice hiking trails beautiful flowers a beautiful setup lots of architecture thought out the gardens.they even have offf one of the hikeing trails where you can rest or rent a boat for a hour or two they take you around the grounds in a shuttle which runs every ,15minutes

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went here as a family and actually spent a long time here (3-4 hours) which is a long time for my family. We had a great lunch in the garden kitchen, the staff were very attentive and there was a great atmosphere. There are seats outside but it was raining when we was there. Three of us had a... More 

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Marshfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The gardens were wonderful. Will definitely go back in spring/summer to see more blooms. Could have easily spent all day here.

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Heerenveen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent hours in this gardens, which are really lovely and also great for kids. We also hiked the trails around it and had a good time.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The most beautiful botanical garden I've seen. Woodlands, kitchen garden, the cutest kids' garden, a meditation area, etc, etc. Unlike many such gardens, this is small enough so that you feel as if it were your own domain.

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Whiteland, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is fantastic! I am so glad we stopped. There is so much to see and the guide is very interesting. I love the story of how this place got started. There is a nice children's garden with lots of things for them to explore. This place is a must see if you are in the area. You can... More 

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