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Garden Centers & Farms of Southern Maine
Activities: Sightseeing, shopping, farms, gardens. Family-friendly
Region: The Maine Beaches
If you’re craving an adventure that adds a little color and life to your day, consider exploring southern Maine’s many farms and garden centers, where you’ll encounter a rainbow of flowers, fruits and veggies. Whether you’re seeking a green sanctuary from the cold and rain, a breath of spring to add to your mantel or farm-fresh ingredients for your next meal, these spots are sure to brighten your day.
Riverside Farm Stand and Greenhouse (North Berwick
Stop into their farm stand for baked goods and oven-ready meals like chicken pot pies, Farmer Dave's apple cider donuts, fruit pies, dry pastas and more. If your pantry is full, their greenhouse is filled with decorative plants sure to spruce up your space.
Snug Harbor Farm (Kennebunk)
You may easily miss this hidden gem driving along Route 9 but make the stop for an instant boost of the feel-goods. Originally established as a family farm in the mid-1800s, today it’s a hub of dedication and creativity. Retreat into its peaceful enclave of plants and flowers, including rare finds. The restorative property includes five greenhouses, a nursery and gift boutique to bring home a bit of this place’s magic.
Five Acre Farm (Kennebunkport)
This adorable farm stand will offer any passerby the perfect treat or gift (for others or for themselves!). You’ll find fresh-cut flowers and a nice selection of perennials and annuals. Plus, homemade pies and pesto are just some of the items lining their shelves.
Estabrook’s Maine Garden Center and Nursery (Kennebunk)
Known for their expert customer service and quality plants and flowers, you’re sure to find exactly what you need within their greenhouses and outdoor center— and how to care for it.
Since 1935 Moody's has been a favorite for their wide variety of plants and shrubs, as well as necessities for bird lovers. A stroll through their many greenhouses is a colorful treat.
Snell Family Farm (Buxton)
A visit to Snell Family Farm is a treat for the whole family from spring through fall. Gardeners can find seedlings, annuals, perennials and more. Stroll through the orchard and pick up a treat in the farm store, along with a bouquet of fresh-cut flowers.