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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

132 Botanical Gardens Drive, Off Barters Island Road, Boothbay, ME 04537
+1 207-633-8000
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What a gorgeous evening......and so well organized. The nine of us had a fabulous time. No problem... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Southwest Harbor, Maine
via mobile
Gardens were just beautiful!

The Gardens Aglow is definitely something that you need to experience. The night we went was Very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Portland, Maine
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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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132 Botanical Gardens Drive, Off Barters Island Road, Boothbay, ME 04537
+1 207-633-8000
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a gorgeous evening......and so well organized. The nine of us had a fabulous time. No problem parking which was perfectly timed to grab the shuttle. Lots of places to get warmed up (and activities for little ones which we did not have with us)....More

Thank islandfoodie04679
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Gardens Aglow is definitely something that you need to experience. The night we went was Very cold, make sure you dress for COLD weather. We parked down by the fire station in town and took the shuttle up and it worked out great. We...More

Thank family207
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beautiful hidden gem. Visited in mid August. Still many flowers In bloom. Water Fountains are beautiful. Would love to go earlier in the summer and during Christmas. Highly recommend this for all

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Gardens Aglow was absolutely breathtaking!! Definitely a must see! Great for all ages and a great way to enjoy winter in Maine!!

Thank Lstodda2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I ventured out in the cold and did not regret it at all. The Gardens Aglow were just beautiful this year. We were surprised at how many folks were there in light of the zero degree temps. Plenty of room to walk...More

Thank SandyMac1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow!!! Went to the 7:30 showing and it was spectacular. Enjoyed seeing the lights. Very well done. They had a couple of places setup for snacks and hot cocoa, which was nice to get on a cold night. The people I talked to that worked...More

Thank NorthYarmouth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place. Lots of room to run around. Gorgeous lights. Eat before you go, thought they have good hot chocolate. There is a gift shop. Clean bathrooms.

Thank MaryD D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful relaxing place to visit. There are a children’s garden, water features and a fairy garden, and beautiful sculptures places around. There are golf carts to red in if you feel you can’t walk th woodland trails.

Thank Charlee48
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking to do something outdoors that gets you in the holiday spirit, this event is for you. We highly recommend visiting the light show at the botanical gardens. Great family & couples activity

Thank carmenandmike
Reviewed 14 December 2017

My husband and I attend Gardens Aglow, the CMBG's Winter Holiday event, this past weekend. It was magical. All the trees, shrubs, and pond are beautifully decorated. Definitely purchase tickets online (they do sell out) and bring a printed copy with you. If you only...More

Thank 603SmithFamily
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3 July 2016|
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Response from Kris F | Property representative |
You can arrive in Boothbay Harbor but you would need to pass under a fixed bridge to get to the Gardens. It is tidal water so the clearance under the bridge varies. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call... More
Amy B
21 January 2016|
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Response from Elizabeth C A | Reviewed this property |
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to avoid crowds but special attractions and guests are most often on weekends. It's really a large area so there should not be much crowding other than the ticket line and delightful restaurant.