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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 husband and I spent several hours touring the delightful gardens and trails. The tour was great, but we left to go on our own after 10 minutes. It is just amazing how beautiful and developed this b...  more »
  • Walking around the grounds and gardens is a pleasure with all the flowers and wildlife. Excellent day adventure in Maine  more »
  • You'll see beautiful Flora driving up and down Maine but they have managed to squeeze just about everything that will grow into a two hour tour. Wonderous variety of plants with different flowers and ...  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.
  • Friendly & helpful staff. Beautiful gardens. Gorgeous scenery. Peaceful & serene setting. I can never get tired of this place! Thank you for a wonderful time!
  • 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.
  • A wonderful experience. Fun for children and adults (and adults without children). There are also a few miles of hiking trails connected to the gardens if you want to go into the woods for a bit. I highly recommend visiting.

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