We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Wonderful Gardens and woods”

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Boothbay
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed October 29, 2012

This is a real gem, a must see if you enjoy Botanical Gardens. Fairly new but wonderful gardens and walks through the woods. We loved the walls of flowers and herbs - vertical plantings in metal ribbed cages. Best was the one with Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme. The children's gardens included a Rainbow path of flowers and a play area. Lots of dragon flies.
They have built a new educational building with solar panels and the main building had an interesting display of local art. We had wonderful cool weather and a great morning exploring. There is a free tram to help you get around, if you need a ride.

Thank astronomer1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (1,465)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
All reviews
"children's garden"
in 332 reviews
"five senses"
in 46 reviews
"meditation garden"
in 71 reviews
"gift shop"
in 100 reviews
"water features"
in 40 reviews
"rose garden"
in 16 reviews
"all ages"
in 65 reviews
"fairy houses"
in 58 reviews
"beautiful flowers"
in 27 reviews
"coastal maine"
in 42 reviews
"tree house"
in 27 reviews
"golf cart"
in 17 reviews
"walking trails"
in 23 reviews
"visitor center"
in 29 reviews
"few hours"
in 40 reviews
"boothbay harbor"
in 67 reviews
"full bloom"
in 20 reviews

1,206 - 1,210 of 1,465 reviews

Reviewed October 26, 2012

Go for beauty, relaxation, meditation, serenity, fairies, flowers, plants, trees. The COASTAL MAINE BOTANICAL GARDENS in Boothbay Maine is a real treasure in the area. It is full of trails and walks (many many handicap accessible). There is a beautiful Formal Garden, a whimiscal Children's Garden, a Rhodedenerhom Garden tucked back in the woods by a waterfall, a Meditation Rock Garden, and a hillside of Fairy Homes (built by children). This a well-thoughtout, designed, and used Botanical Garden. You can go for an hour or so, or spend all day. Always something different around the corner, time of day, or season of the year. This is a wonderful place for all ages.

Thank William G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Visited the gardens early October and was amazed at what has been done in just five years.
Still plenty of flowers this time of the year and other wonderful ornamentals and trees. The children's garden is just terrific (and I didn't go there with children). I couldn't stop smiling at all the little cottages, tree houses and other whimsical features.
We took the path to the water and then went to the waterfall which was very peaceful. The fairy land is great. The only other time I have seen this is near Portland on a small island called Mackworth Island. Another great place to visit.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. The gardens are a must see!

Thank Judy B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 24, 2012

We saw the gardens in late fall and could see in summer they must be gorgeous. Lots of nice hiking trails too.

Thank Gerry M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

We visited Boothbay in late October, but still had a fabulous time at the gardens. The nature trails are wonderful and had we known, would have packed a picnic lunch and enjoyed the scenery! Would definitely go back. Lots to explore and enjoy for all ages.

Thank keraven
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens also viewed

Boothbay Harbor, Mid Coast Maine
Phippsburg, Mid Coast Maine

Been to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing