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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  • Visited on the 4th of July -- while it was very hot it was worth it! lots of places to walk around -- beautiful varieties of textures, colors -- guided tour is the best! The cafe has great food! There...  more »
  • We spend our summers in Boothbay and absolutely love the Botanical Gardens. If you are here for a week or longer, definitely look into their summer camps. They are extremely well organized, fun, educa...  more »
  • A wonderful experience for all ages. The garden is well manicured and the staff is fantastic. The adventurous hikers can take the shoreland trail to huckleberry cove. The bench by the water provides a...  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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