Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and Visiting Boothbay Harbor
Rated as “one of the top botanical gardens in the United States” by Trip Advisor guests, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, located on 250 acres in nearby Boothbay, offers more than a dozen individual ornamental gardens within a landscape that’s quintessentially Maine. Spectacular plantings, imaginative stonework and water features, a permanent sculpture collection plus seasonal art exhibits, and miles of waterfront and woodland trails set this garden apart. Surrounding the Visitor Center and Education Center (Maine’s “greenest” public building) are the two-acre multi-faceted children’s garden, extraordinary sensory garden, rose and kitchen gardens, and forest pond. A hillside garden leads to a meditation garden beside the water. The focal point of the rhododendron garden nearby is a massive stone waterfall. The Gardens’ gift shop and café are of the highest quality, and events and educational programs offer something for all ages in all seasons. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is open daily from 9-5, year-round. To learn more, visit MaineGardens.org, call 207-633-4333, ext. 101, or stop by the Visitor Center, off Barters Island Road, just over a mile from the Boothbay common.
Calendar of Events and Programs – September and October 2018
September 4, 5 – Horticultural Ecology with Bill Cullina
September 8 – Field Trip to Damariscove Island, with Boothbay Region Landtrust and Melissa Cullina
September 8 – 28, Saturdays and Sundays, Children’s Garden Weekend Activities
September 11 – Member Insider Tour, from design to dazzle of Garden’s Aglow
September 11 – Asters of Coastal Maine with Melissa Cullina
September 14 – Designing the Entry Garden with Jen Dunlap and Irene Brady Barber
September 14 – Perennials for Four Seasons with Anna Leavitt and Irene Brady Barber
September 15 – Cider Saturdays
September 17 and 18 – Capturing Iridescence in Watercolor with Marjorie Glick
September 21 – Growing Memory Into Memoir at the Gardens with Barbara Burt
September 25 – Member Insider Tour – Visualizing the Future of CMBG
September 25 – Making an Image from Capture to Finish with Rob Smith
These are just a few of the amazing up and coming activities at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.
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