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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

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Holiday light show 2018

Fantastic, unbelievable number of lights! It was like walking thru a lit-up snow globe. Absolutely... read more

Reviewed yesterday

The gardens were so colorful and well kept. There were so many different flowers and areas to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is a natural wonder on nearly 300 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...more
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132 Botanical Gardens Drive, Off Barters Island Road, Boothbay, ME 04537
+1 207-633-8000
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Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic, unbelievable number of lights! It was like walking thru a lit-up snow globe. Absolutely beautiful!! Very unique holiday exhibit. Dress warm!! You can easily spend an hour or more wandering the paths, with a different array of lights around every turn.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

The gardens were so colorful and well kept. There were so many different flowers and areas to explore. Can't wait to go back in the winter.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous place for picture taking. All sort of areas to visit. Children's garden, butterfly house and many beautiful and different flowers. Trails to take A hike through. A worthwhile place to visit. Take a relaxing trip through nature.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Horrendous customer service. After being charged twice for one trip, due to a malfunctioning and outdated website, I tried contacting the front desk several times. Between talking to a voicemail during open business hours, and being repeatedly promised a refund because yes, their website has...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Going to Gardens Aglow was our first trip to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, but it won't be our last. We were shocked at the enormity of it all (starting with several huge parking lots and a plethora of parking attendants). It was a chilly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marsha S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have friends in Maine who invited me to the Christmas display at the garden. It was well worth the trip from CT. I just love the way the trees were done individual branches and not just wrapped around the tree, The colors they used...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kathleen J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve visited the gardens in the spring, but this was the first time we went to the “Festival of Lights”. My husband and I went just as they opened at 4 p.m. We both agreed that next time we will go later in the evening....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank annemarieb321
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once again, this event does not disappoint! With the new visitors center, cafe, and parking (paved, no mud!), it’s a beautiful way to add a new tradition to the holiday season.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 239elizabeth_
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Botanical Gardens Aglow was well worth the trip to Boothbay Harbor. The lights throughout the property were amazing. Every year there is a variation to the light show. This year's show was exceptional and worth the trip. The fee per person (senior rate) was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Retired662013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens and facilities are beautiful all year round. We did the Gardens Aglow this year and it was fantastic. Had the weather been a little warmer we would have stayed much longer. Definitely worth the visit. Great job!

Date of experience: December 2018
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July 22, 2018|
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Response from CMBGardens | Property representative |
We provide complimentary wheelchairs and also rent motorized scooters for $6/day. All are on a first come, first served basis. The central gardens are accessible so with the assistance of a wheelchair or scooter you will be... More
March 23, 2018|
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Response from MainePeg | Reviewed this property |
We usually have wild lupines in May and early June in Maine