Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Reviews: 5/5

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Gardens • Scenic Walking Areas
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Gardens is 323 acres, 17 of which are ornamental and themed gardens featuring native plants of Maine and others suited to northern coastal conditions. Trails and points of interest extend over 150 acres of mature forest, wetlands, and a mile of tidal shoreline. Advance tickets are required for admission; visit MaineGardens.org. The campus includes innovative landscape designs, impressive stonework, unique sculpture, and scenic views inviting visitors of all ages and abilities to explore nature’s connections at their leisure. Hailed as one of Maine's top attractions, a visit to the Gardens is a memorable experience, no matter the season.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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wolo102
Quincy, MA70 contributions
A Day of Flowers
Sep 2021
We went on an overcast day in September. The gardens were still beautiful with most flowers still in bloom. The layout of the gardens was carefully designed to enhance the experience, The five trolls were amazing art pieces. We did the trail to the pond which was very serene. The children’s garden looked like fun for children. We spent 3 hours here and on a nicer day would have spent even more time. Tickets need to be purchased in advance.
Written September 26, 2021
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Dawn60785
Dayton, OH45 contributions
Beautiful Gardens—Not to be Missed
Sep 2021
I think these are the first botanical gardens I’ve visited that were entirely volunteer-driven—from conception, financing, etc. It is absolutely lovely! The grounds are gorgeous and so well-maintained. I would caution that it’s not a great place for people who have mobility issues. We came to Maine to see lighthouses, but the Gardens are going to be one of the highlights of our trip to Maine.
Written September 23, 2021
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Ellspeth R
Indianapolis, IN61 contributions
Wonderful experience
Sep 2021
First time here. I was surprised at the variety of plants and flowers, and that so much was blooming in the fall.

The children's garden was fun and just a really happy spot.

The trolls were truly interesting and very much hand crafted art.

Trolley's available within the gardens at designated stops.

Lots of parking and the facilities were clean. Plan for at minimum 3 hours to see the highlights.
Written September 22, 2021
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JCArchT
New Haven, CT414 contributions
Beautiful, expansive gardens and grounds
Sep 2021
Interesting to see that there are still lots of flowers in bloom. Gardens are well laid out and descriptions and maps helpful. We especially liked the dahlia garden and the troll sculptures. Paths lead to the river and afford nice views. The visitor center has a food stand which serves well-prepared, delicious sandwiches. A must visit.
Written September 22, 2021
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Boulderskies
Boulder, CO108 contributions
Go Here. ThisIs Wonderful!
Sep 2021
These gardens are a gem. Do not miss them if you are in the area. Breathtaking exhibits, amazing attention to detail, and about as much as I can say. Do not miss these incredible gardens!
Written September 21, 2021
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josephyoung50
Westfield, NJ63 contributions
SPECTACULAR GARDENS-a MUST SEE ON A VISIT TO COASTAL MAINE
Sep 2021
Certainly one of the top gardens in America. AMUST SEE in our opinion We have been to the top ranked gardens all over the world-Versailles, Powerscourt, Boboli, Generalife at the Alhambra, Longwood N.Y. Botanical, etc and this ranks right up there.
Over 200 acres developed with more to come Wonderful juxtoposition of Forest, Formal, and beautiful hardscape.
The huge wooden Trolls are incredible. Haven't seen anything like them anywhere. Plan for 4-5 hours if you want to see most of the gardens
Wonderful cafe for lunch or a snack. We'd love to go back again at a different time of year.
Written September 21, 2021
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William L
Sandown, NH1,004 contributions
Troll Fun
Sep 2021
We came here with three kids and explored the gardens. We found all five trolls throughout the woodland trails which run along Back River, some memories of boating there in the past. The gardens are huge and welcoming, the only issue is that the butterfly gardens were closed. They said they had all migrated, but when you walk along the outside, you see tons of milkweed and also tons of monarch caterpillars which have clearly not migrated yet. They should do some research before closing it. Still a nice visit and we celebrated a birthday here before getting kicked out by security personnel closing the gate for the night.
Written September 20, 2021
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HavePillowWillTravel
Seattle, WA1,372 contributions
Guardians of the Seeds!!
Aug 2021
I saw on IG that the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens has an exhibit from Thomas Dambo and I knew I had to visit. Tickets are required but not hard to secure. The 5 trolls were incredible. They are placed throughout the gardens and it is so much fun to find them. I also love the fairy garden. Kids are able to make fairy houses that remain at the Botanical Gardens. The trolls are a MUST SEE!!
Written September 11, 2021
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LEHankins
Raleigh, NC192 contributions
Glad I did this!
Sep 2021 • Friends
Much larger than I was expecting. You could easily spend a day here. Paths are plentiful and easy to navigate. Lots to see and do. We were late in the season but there were still many flowers. This is a beautiful park, so well done.
Tickets must be purchased before visit!
Written September 7, 2021
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David M
12 contributions
Visiting the Trolls
Aug 2021
Had a wonderful time at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Got there early, before the crowds, and found all five Trolls. What a beautiful setting with diverse gardens. Can't wait to take the grandchildren here.
Written September 5, 2021
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