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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay

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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. Use our Boothbay itinerary builder to add Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and other attractions to your Boothbay vacation plans.
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  • My daughter Jennifer and I really enjoyed our two hour stroll through the Botanical Gardens last Saturday. The sun was shining, the day was hot and the crowds were nowhere to be seen! although busy, t...  more »
  • The Boothbay Botanical Gardens are a worthwhile stop on your tour through Maine for all age groups. The kitchen garden is a sensory path of fresh herbs and vegetables and the children's garden will de...  more »
  • This is certainly a go to place to visit. Even though we had a slight drizzle while there the variety and beauty of the plants and flowers were amazing. The rhododendron garden was beautiful but do ne...  more »
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  • What a beautiful experience. My wife and my parents and I all took a day trip too 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.
  • It is beautiful. My parents are in wheelchairs which they provided and the majority of places were accessible. The rhododendron garden had some street areas but my husband could push them up and down with a little effort. They have lovely picnic area which you are encouraged to enjoy. I wish they had more shuttles, the lines were often long and we had to wait 20-40 minutes at times. The last time we put my parents on and we fast walked so we wouldn't make more need people wait. But it was a lovely day. We definitely will be back.
  • Beautiful, whether you are a visitor to the state or a local, the garden guarantees a memorable day. It's kind of magical! I love the light show at Christmas. My kids spend hours (no exaggeration ) in the children's garden. Ambitious improvements are planned; but it's great even now.
  • Great for family's of any age. The kids Garden is fantastic, my almost 3y/o loves playing in the book themed attractions. It is also full of seasonal flowers and displays that keep changing. We have been 5-6 times and have found new plants and sights every visit.
  • This place was beautiful! Showed up for Maine Day so it was a little crowded but I can't wait to get back when it's a little quieter. And I've heard the winter lights recommended by like, a dozen friends. Looking forward to that too.