Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Boothbay, ME 04537
Stretching along two-thirds of a mile of oceanfront, this equally masterly and magical landscape encompasses more than 250 acres of formal gardens, woodlands, and themed pocket gardens. Voted Best Botanical Garden.
Discover spectacular ornamental gardens; miles of waterfront and woodland trails; and impressive stonework, sculpture, and water features – all on 250 acres just 10 miles from Route 1 in Maine’s midcoast. Events, programs, concerts, art exhibits. Open 9-5 year-round. The exceptional Kitchen Garden Café and Gardens Gift Shop in the Visitor Center are seasonal. And new on July 8, 2010: Two-acre Children’s Garden with themes from children’s books by Maine authors – a delight for all ages!
The Best 5
Largest public garden site in New England (248 acres), this newbie features exceptional rhododendron, native-plant, and children’s displays, plus a “Garden of the Five Senses.” Pristine woodlands and waterfront (on the tidal Back River) afford views of unspoiled nature.