Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Trevett

Must see · Garden · Nature / Park
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 Trevett trip itinerary builder app to plot your vacation.
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  • We were nearing the end of our week long trip to Maine. We didn’t know if we were going to stop at the botanical gardens, but we are sure glad we did! It was simply beautiful! It didn’t take but a....  more »
  • Looking for a magical adventure during the holidays and the pandemic too we promised that this would be the year to see Lights AGlow . What an amazing display . Pure magic . The fee of $ 40 for our...  more »
  • Very expensive, and difficult to find in the dark due to poor signage. We visited on the 27th, and we were literally yelled at by the lady at the front gate. If we hadn't driven 90 minutes already...  more »
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  • Beautiful light display at Gardens Aglow! We went right after the fresh snowfall. The kids enjoyed it as it nearly seemed magical. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful as well. We will be returning in the spring or summer to visit the gardens in the warm months.
  • So the lights were as beautiful as ever. The lights get 5 stars. However, it was missing a few steps in the family friendly category this year. In the past we have enjoyed the campfires and the kettle corn, both of which were missing. Hopefully all the money that this event brings in is not going to be diminished by taking a bunch of shortcuts.
  • Pack a lunch, a big lunch, loads of snacks and come on out here for the entire day. This place is outstanding when it comes to value, entertainment, education and nature. This is one of the most beautiful gardens I’ve been to and a must see for anyone coming to Maine. Children’s area is huge and they can easily spend an hour plus playing there. The hiking trails are fantastic and you’ll definitely earn a big lunch.
  • Such a holiday delight, GO ! See IT ! I can't say enough . . . walk around the acres of holiday lights strung all over the trees, bushes, and water bridges at the Botanical Gardens in Booth Bay, Maine. The cost was $16 for adults, and kids about $9 each for entrance into the Botanical Gardens. You need to buy your tickets ahead of time . . . online works. I believe the holiday lights are up 2 weeks before Thanksgiving to New Years. Over that 6 week period, you can buy tickets for the 4 pm time slot, or the 6 pm time slot. But check out the website for details. Watch the weather, and temperatures! It was cold the night we went, temps. in the teens with wind gusts up to 25 mph. Dress with all the trimmings, for your head, hands, and feet! There were 600,000 lights this year! FANTASTIC! The best news, try the hot chocolate stations! They take cash or credit. They offer a few delightful flavors, I highly recommend the butter rum or peppermint! Enjoy the Best hot chocolate ever . . . as you walk around and see the best MAINE light display ever!
  • We went on Christmas night and we were not disappointed. Very creatively designed. Music played as we walked through the gardens. The fairy houses are so detailed and the train village is impressive. We can't say enough about how beautifully lit the gardens are. This is a must see for the entire family!

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