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“Beatiful Gardens”

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Ranked #1 of 13 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 young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed October 13, 2013

Excellent. Imagine it would be even better in spring but plenty to see in late fall. Trails are easy, 2 mile loop, meandered and stopped a bit to read the informative signs and see the flora and fauna. There was a strong and wonderful scent of pine throughout which was heavenly. We tracked a crowing rooster to the children's garden, which also had frogs and tadpoles in the pond and all kinds of vegetables in the garden including the largest and most colorful Swiss chard I've ever seen. Highly recommend!

Thank DeniseM_NC
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

We spent the weekend in Boothbay Harbor specifically so we could have a Fall visit to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and it exceeded our already high expectations. This garden is a jewel in Maine's crown--absolutely beautiful. The garden is very large with both spectacular central gardens area and extensive walking paths along the river and throught the woods. We loved all of the pumpkins and Fall decor, and even though we are both in our 60s, the wonderful Children's Garden was one of our favorite areas. I have visited Coastal Maine Botanical Garden during the summer before when it was quite crowded--but on this perfect Fall day, there were very few people there. Be sure to end your visit in the garden Gift Shop--wonderful treasures!!

Thank MountainTraveler2013
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

If you don't do anything else when you are in the Boothbay area, do yourself a favor and go see the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. There is something for everyone!

Thank Twinkle04345
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

We enjoyed our visit to these gardens. They had lovely displays of pumpkins and gourds in the gardens. Being Fall, we were surprised to see many flowers still in bloom. We especially enjoyed the five sense garden and Children's garden. In addition we had a light snack at their cafe. The food and service were really good.

Thank Gloria H
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

Fabulous! Beautiful natural setting with native plants, identified and grouped well. Walking tours are interesting because of good pathways, varied landscaping with stone outcrops, trees, plantings. Spectacular job in planning a garden to honor Maine. Had only 2 hours and will definitely return.

Thank Joyce M
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