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“Wonderful! Beautiful! A must-visit attraction!”

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
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3-Day New England Country Christmas
Ranked #1 of 13 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, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
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133 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Wonderful! Beautiful! A must-visit attraction!”
Reviewed 26 August 2011

What a surprise! This enormous garden was divided into smaller areas- each one more beautiful than the next! The new children's garden was especially great- it is big and beautiful with many activities for children- a bear cave, an area to build their own fairy houses, a climbing tree house- and a wonderful child size 'village' with a school, a story house and crafts area- and many more- all beautifully designed and made.
Throughout the gardens, besides the wonderful flowers, there are magnificent sculptures and garden structures made by Maine artists.
There is a cafe in the welcome center, and a gift shop. All areas are accessible to people who use wheelchairs.
I highly recommend these gardens for families or lovers of all kinds!

Visited August 2011
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Boston, MA
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2011

I read the reviews and had high hopes for the Gardens. Well... my hopes were dashed - the Gardens exceeded all my expectations!!! We spent most of our time in the Children's garden which was nothing short of magical! Thank you for a lovely afternoon.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
250 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Don't Miss this!!!”
Reviewed 20 August 2011

This place is the most beautiful botanical gardens we have ever been to! Doesn't matter if you like flowers or not, there is something for everyone here as long as you like walking around enjoying nature, scenery and all kinds of plant-life. This place is amazing. Also has a lovely visitor's building with a nice gift shop.

Visited August 2011
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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157 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Do not miss this!”
Reviewed 19 August 2011

These gardens are simply beautiful. Do not miss them. Especially nice are the sculptures mixed in with the flora. A great day trip if you are in the area. Go early, it gets crowded.

Visited August 2011
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Rochester, NY
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164 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2011

This place is one of the most beautiful slices of our planet. Not to be missed. Bring your camera and an appetite for incredible horticulture, layout and design.

Visited August 2011
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