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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.9/5 based on 1,100+ 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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  • The trails are long and beautiful! Tons of plants to see and just good place to relax. We spent a couple of hours here and still didn't really see everything. I was also pleased to find out they offer...  read more »
  • Even in September the gardens were beautiful, with peaceful nooks and water areas, lilly ponds and brooks. Be sure to enjoy the walks to the dock. Fascinating to see the vertical garden. Wonderful her...  read more »
  • We had visited the Coastal Maine Gardens before, and were not sure what we would find late in the season (October). But the Gardens were open and busy. Some things were past peak, but other things loo...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Loved the place great things there doing there some of the rhodies could use some TLC but its still a beautiful place to go and vist
  • Beautiful gardens. Well worth the trip. Enjoyed lunch in the Garden Cafe. Definitely will m aje this an annual event.
  • I can echo other reviewers: this is a gem of a garden, with wildflowers, annuals, and perenials; very well marked, too. When I go, i learn more about the plants, and am awed by the beauty. It does require some walking, but they also have some shuttles. Worth the trip.
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