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Address: 132 Botanical Gardens Drive, Off Barters Island Road, Boothbay, ME 04537
Phone Number: +1 207-633-8000
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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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Wonderful coastal experience!

Not on the beaten path, but worth the drive! Follow the signs from town ... Beautiful fall punkins display, colorful flower plantings, beautiful ponds, whimsical Children's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Jefferson, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The garden aglow is pretty sweet! Line to get in was long, lots of traffic at peak time (6-8). Much better later. Worth the wait, food trucks, pizza and hot beverage stands. 12 of us went together the kids loved it. Lots of lights, well marked, take your time and enjoy it. I bet it would look awesome with snow.... More 

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Vista, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not on the beaten path, but worth the drive! Follow the signs from town ... Beautiful fall punkins display, colorful flower plantings, beautiful ponds, whimsical Children's Garden and a quiet walk/hike through the woods, past the rocky hillside, along the Back River - little-used and peaceful. Many thanks to the locals who preserved, developed and now share these Gardens! Details... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing......Had vendors throughout the walk, had a fire pit. No Hooke decorations. Nature at its best. Gift shop onsite, as well as a sit down restaurant/cafe.

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Kennebunk, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A wonderful event to celebrate the holiday season. We stayed in Boothbay Harbor. We shopped and enjoyed the local restaurants. We caught the shuttle from downtown to the Botanical Gardens. Never had to wait for the shuttle, never caught in traffic. We enjoyed the Gardens for about an hour then went back to enjoy a meal. Shopped some more the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You need to reserve a time slot prior to going as it's extremely crowded but well worth it. It takes about 30-45 minutes to walk through and there are stops along the paths for hot chocolate, coffee, smores, etc. Its a really great experience for the whole family. A must go if you are visiting the area between mid November... More 

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Mid Coast Maine, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

These gardens are among the best in the country! They are so informative - telling you the names of all of their plants as well as being beautiful to all the senses. If you are lucky enough to be in the area in December, their holiday light show is not to be believed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow...Wow...Wow! The lights were so beautiful. Every way you turned you had a different perspective. Fun time for the whole family. They had food trucks and areas set up selling kettle corn and hot chocolate.

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Ellsworth, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to AGLOW the Christmas light spectacular. If you like lights you have to see and experience this.

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a suggested stop by our innkeeper in our was to Portland. We really enjoyed the beautiful flowers and landscapes. This is well worth the time to slow down and enjoy the scenery. Don't forget to save time for lunch...great food, enjoy a healthy lobster salad with their special dressing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely place; serene but stimulating to the senses. Loved the mix of textures and colours, traditional with whimsy! It was decked out in fall colours when we visited completed with blue, orange and green pumpkins speckled with fun patterns! Loved the unique way they used pumpkins and squash – gave me some great ideas for potted decorations!... More 

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