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Botanical Gardens Drive

9 locals recommend ·

Tips from locals

Alan
Alan
October 7, 2019
Wonderful in Summer magnificent in winter (Gardens Aglow) the botanical gardens bring visitors from near and far. Truely a highlite of any Boothbay visit.
Lori
Lori
October 13, 2021
Short drive to Boothbay. Spend the day at the Botanical Gardens. Have lunch at the gardens. See the trolls! Great place to bring friends and family.
Valle And David
Valle And David
January 25, 2019
This beautiful garden is one of the largest in the state of Maine. It's walkways take visitors on a trip through beautiful flowers and various forested areas. There is a children's garden. Expanded exhibits are always in the making. A restaurant and gift shop also available. From the gardens you can…
Barbara
Barbara
December 19, 2018
Visit the beautiful Gardens Aglow light show in the spectacular botanical garden.
Amanda
Amanda
June 20, 2021
Maine Botanical Gardens. Heading to Boothbay for a day is SO worth it. Not only is downtown Boothbay fun to wander around in, but the Maine Botanical Gardens are just stunning. It will take you a little less than an hour to get to. www.mainegardens.org Along the way, a stop at Fort Edgecomb is…
Christine
Christine
July 6, 2021
This is an incredible place to enjoy beauty of our region. Great for adults and kids. Don't miss the giant trolls in Guardians of the Seeds. Beautiful walk along Back River. Advance tickets required in 2021. Very good sandwiches in café.
Kim
Kim
August 14, 2019
Amazing parcel of land, on salt river front of Back River, extensive magnificent gardens. Gardens Aglow -open as a reservation tour from late Nov through 31 Dec- are spectacular. MAINEGARDENS.ORG fmi
Ivy
Ivy
May 28, 2021
87 miles (2 hours) from cottages. Check out a truly one of a kind garden extravaganza. Opening May 1- October 17th 9am-5pm Late November - Early January for gardensaglow (beautiful!)

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Location
Boothbay, ME 04537