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“garden design heaven”

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Boothbay
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed December 27, 2012

The stone work is really well-done. The paths lead you through a great transformation in perspective and attitude while informing about plants and the environment.

Thank Jerri S
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

The Boothbay Botanical Gardens is magnificent. Four of my friends and I visited there recently and were totally amazed at the grounds and variety of plants and flowers. I highly recommend going during your stay in Maine!

Thank Carolyn P
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Gardens are an unbelievably beautiful place. They are the most beautiful when all of the flowering plants are in bloom obviously; that said, we've had plenty of visits both "on" and "off" season that were just as spectacular.

My personal favorite area is the Rhododendron gardens. This is a fairly new section, and to me is the best. If you catch it when the Rhodies are in bloom, it is gorgeous.

I've visited the Gardens so many times over the past 4-5 years, I decided to get a Family membership - it's a lot cheaper that way! - plus I'm on their mailing list so I find out what's going on in advance to prepare my next visit.

Thank Bill_Lundgren
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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
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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
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