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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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This is a large garden with particular areas dedicated to like species. Well laid out and an easy walk on the paths. Wonderful displays of gardens. There is a great gift shop... read more

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a large garden with particular areas dedicated to like species. Well laid out and an easy walk on the paths. Wonderful displays of gardens. There is a great gift shop on site. Be sure to take this one in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had to borrow that phrase from the couple who saw the gardens first and recommended them to us as we sat next to them at dinner. I'd agree. We're not the first people you'd find going to all the botanical gardens all over. We do enjoy being outside in well tended gardens on nice days so this fit the... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Okay, I admit we live here so I am probably biased. Having said that we tend to visit gardens and if you are so inclined, as are we, you don't want to miss this. This is a true treat. World class and if you are within a couple of hours of here make your way here you will not regret... More 

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Dallas, Tx
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I read so many outstanding reviews about the CMBG that I decided to include it in my day trip to Boothbay Harbor. I live near Dallas, and am a member of the Dallas Arboretum so I was able to get in free! (DA has a reciprocal agreement with many gardens in the US). I only had an hour to spend... More 

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Whitefish, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had heard much about this relatively new Botanical Garden so we carved out a morning for a visit. We were utterly blown away by the incredible beauty and the thought and care that has gone into this beautiful garden. For any gardener, lover of flowers or someone who wants to spend time in a magnificently peaceful and serene setting... More 

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Bloomfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was recommended by local friends as a "must see" and they were so right. Planned ahead and had a cart tour as there is quite a bit to see and the docent/driver was very pleasant and informative. Would love to go back another season to see the change in plantings (maybe winter with the twinkly fairy lights). Lovely cafe... More 

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Auburn, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I try to visit during every season to see the changing face of this beautiful botanical garden. As flowers fade others shine and the setting is delightful. A must see if visiting this area of Maine.

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Peterborough, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 4 hours strolling and gasping at the beauty--and it was October! Several different sections each designed by a staff horticulturalist. The walking trails by the water were quiet, peaceful and delightful. We could easily have stayed longer. Magnificent!!

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gardens are lovely, a pleasant afternoon can be spent strolling the many areas & walking paths. Good learning experience of native & local flora; knowledgeable docents. Delightful cafe on premises with really good soups, salads, sandwiches.

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Bowral, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were so impressed with everything about these gardens From the helpful staff who suggested an approach to discover the gardens, to the lovely shop and the delightful cafe. The gardens have something for everyone. Children will be enchanted, adults will appreciate the diversity and complexity. Lots of names on plants and trees, great information boards, amazing sculptures and artworks.... More 

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