Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Trevett

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#1 of 58 in Parks in Mid Coast Maine
Scenic Walking Area · Garden
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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. 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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  • A “must-see” stop on the drive from bar harbor to Portland. Delightful place I am very glad we found on our drive back to Portland from Acadia. 
    A “must-see” stop on the drive from bar harbor to Portland. Delightful place I am very glad we found on our drive back to Portland from Acadia.  more »
  • Beautiful gardens, great walking trails through the woods, and the giant wooden trolls were a bonus surprise. 
    Beautiful gardens, great walking trails through the woods, and the giant wooden trolls were a bonus surprise.  more »
  • We took a day trip north of Portland during our recent visit to Maine. The Botanical Gardens has been recommended by several friends. It was not exactly what we expected, but it was awesome. At home.....  more
    We took a day trip north of Portland during our recent visit to Maine. The Botanical Gardens has been recommended by several friends. It was not exactly what we expected, but it was awesome. At home.....  more »
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  • Truly amazing! This is the largest of the botanical gardens I have ever been to. We didn't get to see everything due to its vastness and the time we arrived. We will definitely go back! Very kid friendly. Educational. Although we only saw two of them, we loved the trolls. Definitely looking forward to going back on our next visit to the region.
  • I really love it here. Took my Mom, borrowed a wheelchair from the garden we loved it! Used the trolley system and saw even more! Took a friend in a power wheelchair, we enjoyed it but we're very limited on what we could see, no trolley set up for power chairs ( many folks in power chairs can not sit in a regular seat safely) Not enough scooters to borrow so I could not get one and we may have seen more if I could have had a scooter as I have a bum knee and could not walk the whole garden. Overall though a beautiful fantastic place for kids from 1 to 99 We drove 4 hours from Northern Maine just for the garden and we were not disappointed.
  • If you are in the area at all this place is well worth a visit. We came in early spring so I think it was not the ideal time but even for that it was beautiful. We started with the trolls. Seeing them means a decent walk around the park. They'll tell you that takes 2-3 hours but my wife and i did it in less than one hour. The trolls themselves are neat. They fit in this environment so well. The rest of the park has a lot of plants, including tons of local variations. There are pretty waterfalls, fern gardens, butterfly gardens, etc. My wife is a photographer and had a really good experience here. You could spend hours here if you really want to just walk trails, but we saw most everything in about two hours total.
  • Was such a gorgeous place to see for people of all ages! Great children's area with story time. Great wheelchairs accessible walk ways to see the entire garden. Perfect day even though it was 91° but lots of shaded areas. A must see!
  • Massive and marvelous botanical gardens! You could spend many days enjoying all there is to see here. Many great different garden areas like the rhododendrons; my favourites were the woodland trails which currently have 5 huge trolls visiting from Norway 🇳🇴 Gift shop and cafe for refreshments.

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