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Coastal Maine Botanical Garden

  • 132 Botanical Gardens Dr. Map It
  • Boothbay
  • Garden/Arboretum
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/22/2016

Fodor's Review

Set aside a couple of hours to stroll among the roses, lupines, and rhododendrons at the 250-acre Coastal Maine Botanical Garden. In the summer, free docent-led tours leave from the visitor center at 11 and 1 on Thursday and Saturday. The "children's garden" is a wonderland of stone sculptures, rope bridges, small teahouselike structures with grass roofs, and even a hedge maze. Children and adults alike adore the separate woodland fairy area. The on-site restaurant and café, as well as the bookshop and resource library, are also delightful. It's easy to spend an entire day here and not see everything—be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. For those less inclined to go by foot, the gardens offer free shuttle service to most spots on the property.

Sight Information

Address:

132 Botanical Gardens Dr., off Rte. 27, Boothbay, Maine, 04537, USA

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Phone:

207-633–8000

Sight Details:

  • $16

Published 07/22/2016

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