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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

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Address: 132 Botanical Gardens Drive, Off Barters Island Road, Boothbay, ME 04537
Phone Number: +1 207-633-8000
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is a natural wonder on 270 acres of...

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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Gardens Aglow! Spectacular!

360,000 lights so tastefully done make a magical setting for Gardens Aglow. We have been twice - truly amazing to see. Open Thursday through Sunday evenings 4-9 pm. We got tickets... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Tidewater,VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

360,000 lights so tastefully done make a magical setting for Gardens Aglow. We have been twice - truly amazing to see. Open Thursday through Sunday evenings 4-9 pm. We got tickets online (saves time and money) and took the shuttle bus that runs from Boothbay Harbor town office parking lot which was fun. (there are carpool lots too- check the... More 

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Central NH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Breathtakingly beautiful. We went on a Friday evening, shuttled in by the B&B we were staying at. It was crowded but not overly so (we understood that the following Saturday was sold out). The weather cooperated while we were there. We bought hot cocoa and kettle corn. The only thing we wished was different is that we wished they had... More 

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Ogunquit, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went here with my 1.5 year old in the Spring and he absolutely loved it! He has an affinity for plants and especially flowers. He particularly loved the children's area with the fountain. My significant other and I went back for the Lights Aglow event this past weekend and loved that as well. I highly recommend.

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Lewiston, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was an incredible adventure. Truly an event for all ages, my 20-month-old grandson loved it. He kept saying, "Wow!" There were many elderly people there, and a number of people in wheelchairs and many strollers. It was a beautiful sight. I cannot wait to go back in the summer and see what it is like with the flowers blooming.

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Sabattus, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Toured the gardens last night with friends,the place is unbelievable the lights are gorgeous,the grounds are beautiful,who would of thought a small garden in small town of boothbay would have such a wonderful show,well worth the trip to boothbay!

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Jefferson, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The garden aglow is pretty sweet! Line to get in was long, lots of traffic at peak time (6-8). Much better later. Worth the wait, food trucks, pizza and hot beverage stands. 12 of us went together the kids loved it. Lots of lights, well marked, take your time and enjoy it. I bet it would look awesome with snow.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not on the beaten path, but worth the drive! Follow the signs from town ... Beautiful fall punkins display, colorful flower plantings, beautiful ponds, whimsical Children's Garden and a quiet walk/hike through the woods, past the rocky hillside, along the Back River - little-used and peaceful. Many thanks to the locals who preserved, developed and now share these Gardens! Details... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing......Had vendors throughout the walk, had a fire pit. No Hooke decorations. Nature at its best. Gift shop onsite, as well as a sit down restaurant/cafe.

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Kennebunk, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful event to celebrate the holiday season. We stayed in Boothbay Harbor. We shopped and enjoyed the local restaurants. We caught the shuttle from downtown to the Botanical Gardens. Never had to wait for the shuttle, never caught in traffic. We enjoyed the Gardens for about an hour then went back to enjoy a meal. Shopped some more the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You need to reserve a time slot prior to going as it's extremely crowded but well worth it. It takes about 30-45 minutes to walk through and there are stops along the paths for hot chocolate, coffee, smores, etc. Its a really great experience for the whole family. A must go if you are visiting the area between mid November... More 

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