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“Fantasy Land in the Gardens”

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Ranked #1 of 14 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: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Can you imagine being in these gardens with 500,000 LED efficient lights.
Went 3 years ago when they started this but when I heard that amount of the lights doubled I was there and it is just a beautiful feeling to start the holiday season. We went right after Thanksgiving. Words cannot describe the awesome feelings you get as you go from the different displays in the gardens. Tickets now are by various times but once inside you can stay as long as you want till closing. I went at 4:30 and it is really nice to see the lights as darkness falls on the gardens. Not a place to run through even when it is chilly. The colors of the lights will take you to different dimensions.

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

I have visited the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens several times in the summer. I had only heard about their Gardens Aglow event this year. We went up for the weekend and were not disappointed.
It is AMAZING! I have never seen anything so beautifully lit. The colors were spectacular and I will definitely go back again!
The gift shop is always special and a great place to shop for special gifts!

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

no idea this was there. My wife took me for a mystery "date". showed up at the 4pm "show" and was blown away. Almost defies description, it really does. Magnificent holiday/christmas lighting throughout entire garden.

Thank chimayred
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Whether it is Spring, Summer or Fall there are plants blooming to your delight. What a lovely place to walk the trails along the ocean side. Leave enough time to have a meal at their restaurant.

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

WOW, they did an amazing job decorating the garden this year. A wonderful addition is the holiday music that can be heard near the children's area. The colors are bright and beautiful creating a magical scene. This has to be the pinnacle of your holiday light show. Don't miss a visit this month, you'll leave with the spirit of the season.

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