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Review of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Boothbay
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Kennebunkport, Maine
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234 reviews
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“a highlight of the Maine coast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens are a wonderful addition, not only to the coast but to the state of Maine. A class act, there are a variety of gardens to enjoy and pathways to amble through the woods and the gardens. Designed with areas to delight people of varied tastes- including children- and in all seasons. Worth a detour if you are at all interested in flowers, the landscape, nature, etc.

Visited July 2011
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Stanhope, New Jersey
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Beautifully maintained”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2012

This is a beautifully maintained botanical garden. This was designed to maintain as much of the natural landscape as possible. My favorite place in the garden was the fairy garden where you are encouraged to make your own fairy house. The only restriction to making your house is that you have to use material that has been naturally discarded on the ground . . . . twigs, stones, etc. Nothing is to be used that is still living. Another beautiful part of the park is the meditation garden. Lots of benches on several levels to just sit and enjoy nature.

Visited September 2011
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Little Egg Harbor
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“True Maine Gardens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2012

Both beautiful and authentic to the coastal Maine landscape with so many interesting gardens.

Visited March 2012
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Boston
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful gardens!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

What a great find! I've visited several botanical gardens in my travels, but this one is exceptionally well done. I love the various theme gardens, especially the childrens' garden. Would love to visit in the summer when everything is in bloom.

Visited February 2012
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Bridgton, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“What a showplace!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2012

The children's gardens are so creative even an adult can enjoy them. You can't go and not visit the fairy gardens and build a fairy house. You can easily spend the day and have lunch in the cafeteria. Loved it!

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