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The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, the largest botanical garden in New England, is located on nearly 300 tidal acres in the MidCoast region and is ideal for a day’s exploration with the whole family. This spectacular landscape has 17 acres of gardens and numerous walking trails through forests and along the shore of Back River. There are flowers blooming throughout the gardens and you can check the website to see what’s currently in bloom. Stop and relax a moment in the Vayo Mediation Garden, or stroll through the Lerner Garden of Five Senses. Watch butterflies soar and pollinate in the Native Butterfly House. The many features and unique gardens throughout the property provide inspiration and beauty to all who visit.

The Gardens also have numerous art and sculpture exhibits throughout the year as well as many permanent pieces. A wonderful addition to the gardens are the Giant Trolls, known as The Guardians of the Seeds by artist Thomas Dambo. As you look for them, you get to explore many areas of the gardens. There is always something new to discover as you wend your way along the paths and through the gardens. Don’t miss the kinetic Wind Orchid or Chiseled Glass Orb sculptures.

If you want a cup of coffee or to grab a bite to eat, the Snack Shack and Café are open, serving foods prepared with local ingredients and Maine-made products.

Be sure to pop into the Gardenshop for a delightful gift from the wide selection of handmade, locally crafted, ethically sourced and sustainably produced.

Located in Boothbay Region: MidCoast & Islands Activities: walking, nature and birdwatching, family friendly

Driving Distances:
From Bangor: 112 miles
From Lewiston/Auburn: 52 miles
From Portland: 57 miles

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