My husband and I live in S. Florida but visit Maine every summer. We visited Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens the first year they opened and now it's a not to be missed place to go. The first year you could tell it was a 'new' garden but you also could sense that it was well planned out. The next year we were impressed by the amount of work that had been done on the garden. This year when we visited we were enchanted by the new children's garden. On the day we visited, it was hopping with activity. Whoever designed that garden, saw it through a child's eyes and knew just what to incorporate to make it enticing to children. It was fun to watch the children so excited to go from one activity to another. I heard one mother complain that the children's garden was their first stop and she was afraid they'd never see the rest of the gardens b/c she couldn't get her kids out of there!
There are so many different areas in the gardens and each has its own beauty. Be sure to wear your walking shoes. We always plan on arriving at the garden at lunch time so we can eat in their cafe. They have a yummy menu and I believe they use some ingredients that they grow right in the garden.
We love it.
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