Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay

On Maine's coast, stretching across 100 hectares (248 acres) of land, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens has woodland trails, plants, ornaments, waterfalls, and scenic views. Here you'll see sculptures of fine artists from Maine. Take part in one of many seasonal walking tours, or try a sightseeing boat or educational program on-site. The garden itself is open year-round featuring an array of themed zones and activities. The cafe serves organic produce. Don't miss the gift shop, with handmade jewelry, clothes, home accessories, books, and tools. Check in advance about activities taking place during your visit. A visit to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Boothbay trip itinerary builder app to plot your vacation.
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  • I've visited a lot of botanical gardens, and this one was a cut above. Even though it was October, the gardens were still very much alive. However, the highlight for me was the area where children (of...  more »
  • We went a couple weeks before Christmas on a Sunday evening, so the place was packed. Hopefully the experience is different when it's not so close to the holiday. The lights were beautiful, but the ex...  more »
  • This is a peoples garden opened to the public in 2007, so it is very young, in comparison to many better known botanical gardens. It sits on the shore of an Atlantic Ocean bay, so it exudes the aura i...  more »
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  • This is a georgeous place. We go there many times a season with guests. There are trails, water, and stunningly beautiful gardens with little alcoves and places to just sit and soak up the atmosphere. They serve fantastic meals in the cafe. Be aware that it is busy with children and life on fairy Fridays.
  • What a beautiful experience. My wife and my parents and I all took a day trip to the Botanical Gardens, and we were very impressed with all it had to offer - even in early May! The botanical gardens are absolutely manicured perfectly, integrating the spirit of the forests of the surrounding area while highlighting the native flora. One of our favorite parts was the ridge trail that leads down to the exceptional Meditation Garden (which you should not miss if you go). The trail along the water is breathtaking as well - soft pine trails underfoot as you walk through the mossy forest. This is much more than your average botanical garden. The transition to a more 'arboretum' and trail feel was simply superb.
  • Coming to the coastal Maine botanical Gardens is always worth the trip. I have been coming here for many years for both the garden and the lights in December and January. They have been expanding and it’s been a little bit of a cluster with the parking… However, they have it under control and it is so worth it to find your way to this beautiful place!
  • The lights were amazing! The lights that went across the pond where fascinating. Visited with two year old twins. They walked and walked and walked and did not want to leave. Would love to see a video about how you get all of those trees wrapped!
  • If you are able to you should check out the gardens at least once every season. They do a awesome job changing things out for the seasons. In the winter they put up tons of strings of lights and shovel the snow off the paths so everybody can enjoy the garden and lights. Things around the property change or have been built between visits.
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