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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay
(4.8/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This was a marvellous way to spend a sunny morning, so much effort had been put into creating this inspiring showcase of all that is beautiful about Maine . Brightly painted and natural pumpkins celeb...  more »
  • The gardens are a little hard to find - just keep looking for the intermittent signs - but once found it's worth the effort. More of a woodland than traditional botanical garden, it's been lovingly cu...  more »
  • My wife and I have been a few times, and will probably go again. They have nicely laid out gardens, spread over a substantial campus. Everything is well marked if you want to know plant names, and the...  more »
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  • Wonderful place to spend a day. Loved the cultured garden and enjoyed hiking the trails. There is a cafe that was really good great selection everything was really tasty and fresh. Cafe over looks the garden. Would love to go again! They are still improving areas and if you go on the trails you will need good walking shoes. I do wish the had a better map of the trails.
  • What a beautiful stop! We've driven along Coastal Route 1 many times without ever detouring South into Boothbay Harbor. Besides the prototypically beautiful New England shore town, the must see in this area is the Botanical Gardens. We were there on a rainy Sunday mid-fall and still were blown away by the scale and beauty of the grounds. The multi-sensory experience was well crafted and could have held our attention for hours. Speaking of which, the children's area was expansive and even created a few audible "wow" moments for our kid. Based on this visit, we plan to return over the summer (sans-kid) to see a different collection of plants and flowers in bloom and take more time to appreciate the gardens. Highly recommend the stop!
  • Beautiful gardens in a wonderful setting. Excellent design! I would consider this garden a "must see" if you are in the area. Staff very friendly.
  • This is a place you need to set aside time to visit. When I went, I did not spend as much time there as I would have liked, but I will most definitely be back. The gardens are beautifully maintained with easy to read placards identifying different plant species types. There is plenty of seating around. The gardens are very spacious, so even when the parking lots are full, the gardens aren't too crowded. I really loved it there.
  • WAY BEYOND EXPECTATIONS! Most botanical gardens are nice arrangements of plants, but this one blends in with the surroundings it's just magical. You have to see it to believe it. Don't come here for neat rows of flowers. Come here to explore both native and exotic plants displayed in ways that will make you want to redo your entire landscaping.