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A nice stop- better signage would have improved experience

We were looking forward to walking through the nature center. There was a good overall map posted... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
IkeVal
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Nebraska
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This was the most average of the botanical gardens we visited in Maine. But Summer flowers were... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
tedmc_12
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Richmond, Virginia
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11 Oct 2018
“A nice stop- better signage would have improved experience”
18 Jul 2018
“Just ejected with tiny dog”
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

We were looking forward to walking through the nature center. There was a good overall map posted but none available to carry. I took a pix with camera to help. Trees were numbered so you knew the path you were on but there weren’t enough...More

Thank IkeVal
Merryspring N, Manager at Merryspring Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Our apologies that the kiosks were out of maps when you visited. We try to keep them stocked, but occasionally they run out. We hope you will visit again, and if the office is open, please stop in for additional information.

Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

After reading on other sites that dogs were allowed here and not finding anything to the contrary on their own site, we were just emphatically asked in a uniquely New England manner to leave with our 8 pound leashed and well-behaved Yorkie. Since we travelled...More

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Merryspring N, Manager at Merryspring Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

We are sorry that the other sites you visited had misinformation regarding Merryspring's dog policy, and thank you for bringing to our attention the need to clarify the policy on our own website. For several years we allowed dogs in the park, but despite our...More

Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Delightful place. What a treasure. I volunteer at a native garden in ct and I know how much work it takes to keep garden and grounds in check. The gardens are beautiful. They may not knock your socks off beautiful but any good gardener will...More

1  Thank kathrynm117
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This was the most average of the botanical gardens we visited in Maine. But Summer flowers were pretty and setting quiet. There was one other couple when we visited.The only negative was the mosquitos on the trails in the woods, so take bug spray. The...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Just off Rt1 behind Hannafords. Short trails. Great feeling of Maine. Private yet accessible. No dogs allowed. Anymore.

Thank David G
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Really super way to spend an hour. The actual garden is the jackpot/destination of what can be an hour-long walk through the surrounding woods of this enchanting public-private partership. There's no admission fee (and no personnel on duty when we toured), but there are maps...More

2  Thank TheMeadowsTravel
Reviewed 16 June 2017

The gardens are quite close to the parking and if that's all you want to do, it's worth a visit... there is a small rock gardens, beautiful irises in bloom when we were there, herb garden, rose garden. Trails were a bit rocky... not hard...More

Thank RonL40
Reviewed 21 August 2016

I've read the previous reviews and I'm sure that the folks who run this place are well-intentioned, but we had some difficulties. The map provided was very hard to follow, and the points on the trail were not very well marked. The flower garden was...More

2  Thank ChicagoSoxFan
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Great activities year-round, a lovely Spring plant sale, a beautiful place to stroll around, great staff.

1  Thank Sonia T
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Went for a hike around the perimeter trail - a little uneven in places because of tree roots but that's to be expected in the forest. Take mosquito spray along as they were pretty active. Had a lovely wander through the garden area taking pictures....More

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Tiare M
8 August 2015|
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Response from CHARLES G | Reviewed this property |
I would concur with the suggestions of "westie2" above. A lot of the gardens are accessible over an open lawn, so the question's answer would depend on the ability of the wheelchair in question to negotiate a lawn. From my... More
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dpinto100
28 July 2015|
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Response from CHARLES G | Reviewed this property |
I will pass this critique on to Park staff and board President. I have not visited the Park myself this year, except for some winter snowshoe hikes along the trails (when ticks are not an issue) and a class in the offices... More
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