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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

132 Botanical Gardens Drive, Off Barters Island Road, Boothbay, ME 04537
+1 207-633-8000
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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is a natural wonder on 270 acres of shorefront in mid-coast Maine. Strolling through spectacular ornamental gardens and traversing miles of waterfront and woodland trails, visitors are delighted by the beautiful plantings, impressive stonework, waterfalls and fountains, and scenic views. It's no wonder the Gardens have been hailed as one of Maine's top three attractions. The Gardens are open 9-5 April 15 - October 31 (open until 6 pm in July and August). There is a cafe and gift shop on site. A visit at any time is a memorable experience.
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132 Botanical Gardens Drive, Off Barters Island Road, Boothbay, ME 04537
+1 207-633-8000
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Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful gardens, we enjoyed walking the various trails, very peaceful, and nice to know there was a free shuttle if we needed it. Amazing that it has only been in place 10 years, it seems so established. Major expansion is underway, but that didn't impact...More

Thank nicholaswillmott
Reviewed yesterday

We took the 1 hour boat tour with captain Sean. This was very informative enjoyable and interesting. It was more than we planned for and more than worth the cost of the trip. We learned more from the trip than if we would have taken...More

Thank Rick P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This garden is meant for you to meander , slow your pace, and take a moment to enjoy your surrounding. First part is the 5 sensory garden. Smell of herbs and eatible plants reminded me of my dad's backyard garden growing up. Interactive for kids...More

Thank Yen N
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you like visiting botanical gardens, then this will be a "must-see" for you. The site is very large and offers a mix of habitats. There is a long, shady path that leads down to a river. There are golf cart "shuttles" for people who...More

Thank viajera1741
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is spectacularly beautiful Be sure to take the one hour electric boat ride too Everyone loved walking through the gardens, it is a virtual paradise for the senses

Thank davefoshee
Reviewed 6 days ago

The garden is beautiful and wonderfully laid out. The walk down to the bay is worth it as is the fairy garden.

Thank 10sJohn
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had never heard of these gardens until my stay in Boothbay. The locals kept mentioning them so we decided to check it out. Best Botanical Gardens I have ever visited! So nice and I loved the fairy houses and children's area too. I hear...More

Thank AtlantaHappyTraveler
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful grounds, flowers beautiful, nice walking path......trails don't totally match the map, and we thought a little pricey. Thinking people at desk are volunteers, not very well informed. Took the electric boat ride, definitely worth taking if you are there. Learned a lot about the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very pleasantly surprised! The gardens were beautiful. The trails were nice, peaceful, and easy to navigate. And, don't miss the bay boat tour as this was a great narrated trip. Worth a stop!

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to many botanical gardens, and this one ranks right up there. A wide variety of things to see. A great café where we ate lunch. A good gift shop. Endless photo opportunities. This is a must-see if you are in the area.

Thank crosscourtforehand
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3 July 2016|
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Response from Kris F | Property representative |
You can arrive in Boothbay Harbor but you would need to pass under a fixed bridge to get to the Gardens. It is tidal water so the clearance under the bridge varies. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call... More
Amy B
21 January 2016|
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Response from Elizabeth C A | Reviewed this property |
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to avoid crowds but special attractions and guests are most often on weekends. It's really a large area so there should not be much crowding other than the ticket line and delightful restaurant.