One of my favorite days on our last trip to Boothbay, Maine was when we visited Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. I’m not a botanical gardens or horticulture expert by any means, but if you’re into any of those two things, then this place should be on your Maine itinerary for sure.
Andy and I finally visited the gardens in July 2012 after three previous trips to Maine together and the beauty blew us away. We couldn’t have known how much we would enjoy our afternoon there. This place is a delight!
We wandered around the perennial garden, the Children’s Garden, the meditation garden, and the Garden of the Five Senses, among others. The whole park is large enough that it’s possible to find some quiet space even on crowded summer days. In fact, I’m looking forward to our next trip to Maine this year so we can spend more time there and cover the areas we didn’t get to.
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is open all year long; Christmas and Thanksgiving are the only days it’s closed. It is located about an hour northeast of Portland and ten miles south of Route 1 on 250 gorgeous acres of land. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Look for more on Maine’s Boothbay region in future posts!