There's a vast treasure in Boothbay-Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens on Barters Island Road. Discover a 250-acre natural landscape with a dozen ornamental gardens that bloom from spring through fall and miles of tranquil waterfront and woodland trails. The multifaceted sensory garden and two-acre Children's Garden are amazing, as are the stonework, sculpture, and sparkling water features. The elegant Visitor Center houses a gift shop, a cafe, and art exhibits. A new education center, the "greenest" building in Maine, will open mid-July 2011. Open 9-5 daily year-round, with events, concerts, dinners, art receptions, and many educational programs. A great place for a private party or wedding too! FMI: MaineGardens.org or 207-633-4333 x101.