Celebrating National Garden Day, May 10

All of us at Spruce Point Inn care as much, possibly more, about the exterior of the Inn as we do about the interiors. With a spot like Spruce Point, can you blame us – or our guests – for taking every possible advantage of the beauty that surrounds us?

While Mother Nature has done her part to create the spruce-filled landscape, we accent her framework with landscaping details such as the deep bed of lilies that surrounds entrance to Bogies. We’ve focused on new plantings in the Lighthouse, Linekin and Spruce Cottage surroundings for 2013 and added a new butterfly/hummingbird garden. Now we’re just waiting for the birds, bees and butterflies to give us their approval.

One highlight we can’t wait to share, literally, is our cutting exchange. We have always been happy to share cuttings of flowers and herbs so you can try them in your own garden; but now we’ll put out the tools and small containers so you can take cuttings as you think of it. Of course, we’re also happy to provide the advice you need to make them thrive, creating living oceanside memories made in Maine!

Speaking of garden advice, we want to wish all of you a Happy Mother’s Day and National Garden Day (Friday, May 10th — May is National Garden Month) and salute the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. TripAdvisor just put them at the top of their list of the Top Ten Gardens in the US, and we agree. A visit to Boothbay Harbor is not complete without an afternoon in their 250-acre site filled with different garden habitats and trails. We are extremely proud of the fact that CMBG identifies Spruce Point Inn as their preferred lodging partner; and we’re even more grateful for the advice they give us on our gardens. That’s the great thing about gardens, like the Inn, they work best when their full sensory experience is shared.