Calendar of Garden Events
Calendar of Garden Events

Calendar of Garden Events

For our full course listing, members-only events and other programming that requires registration, please visit: shop.MaineGardens.org.

Garden happenings, exhibits, and special events can be found on the calendar below.

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Roots: Jim Richardson Exhibit
Roots: Jim Richardson Exhibit @ Bosarge Family Education Center
Jun 10 – Sep 4 all-day
Roots: Jim Richardson Exhibit @ Bosarge Family Education Center
Prairie grass roots grow deep. They reach deeply for water, hold soil tenaciously and build a world of complex underground connections we’re only just beginning to understand. This unique exhibit gives viewers an inside look[...]
Steve Tobin: Unearthed
Steve Tobin: Unearthed
Jun 25 2019 – May 31 2020 all-day
Steve Tobin: Unearthed
This summer, contemporary artist Steve Tobin will exhibit his dramatic and large-scale root sculptures throughout the Gardens. Well known for his Trinity Root 9/11 memorial sculpture, a tribute to the victims of the World Trade[...]
Fields and Trees of Maine
Fields and Trees of Maine @ Café & Market
Jul 16 – Oct 31 all-day
Fields and Trees of Maine @ Café & Market
“In Maine, you find a different kind of peace. Fields, trees, branches, color, light, air, open space, water–we have it all here in Maine. Whether it’s looking up at trees in our suburban neighborhoods, driving down[...]
Butterfly Investigations 10:30 am
Butterfly Investigations @ Native Butterfly and Moth House
Aug 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Butterfly Investigations @ Native Butterfly and Moth House
Join us at the Native Butterfly and Moth House as we investigate the lives of the butterflies and moths we’re raising at the Gardens this year. From egg to adult and everything in-between, we’ll search[...]
Children’s Garden Activities 10:30 am
Children’s Garden Activities
Aug 1 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Children’s Garden Activities
Join us in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden on the weekends for the following activities: Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Garden Puppet Theater: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Chicken Feeding: 1:15 p.m.
2
Fairy Friday 10:00 am
Fairy Friday @ Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Fairy Friday @ Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden
Fridays in July and August are full of fun at CMBG for little fairies, gnomes, elves and wood sprites! The Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden is the perfect place for fairy stories and puppet[...]
Children’s Garden Activities 10:30 am
Children’s Garden Activities
Aug 2 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Children’s Garden Activities
Join us in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden on the weekends for the following activities: Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Garden Puppet Theater: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Chicken Feeding: 1:15 p.m.
Fairy Parade & Music Together Session 12:00 pm
Fairy Parade & Music Together Session
Aug 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Fairy Parade & Music Together Session
Musician Sharon Pyne will be leading a fairy parade and special garden themed Music Together session. Meet on the Maze by noon to participate.
3
Boothbay Resident Day
Boothbay Resident Day
Aug 3 all-day
Boothbay Resident Day
Town of Boothbay residents receive free admission on the weekends – residents need to show their Maine state ID or driver’s license for proof of residency
Butterfly Investigations 10:30 am
Butterfly Investigations @ Native Butterfly and Moth House
Aug 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Butterfly Investigations @ Native Butterfly and Moth House
Join us at the Native Butterfly and Moth House as we investigate the lives of the butterflies and moths we’re raising at the Gardens this year. From egg to adult and everything in-between, we’ll search[...]
Children’s Garden Activities 10:30 am
Children’s Garden Activities
Aug 3 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Children’s Garden Activities
Join us in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden on the weekends for the following activities: Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Garden Puppet Theater: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Chicken Feeding: 1:15 p.m.
Pond Investigations 1:30 pm
Pond Investigations @ Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden
Aug 3 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Pond Investigations @ Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden
The pond in our Children’s Garden is teeming with life during the summer months. Discover what creatures call the water home as we dip nets into the pond while looking for signs of life around[...]
4
Boothbay Resident Day
Boothbay Resident Day
Aug 4 all-day
Boothbay Resident Day
Town of Boothbay residents receive free admission on the weekends – residents need to show their Maine state ID or driver’s license for proof of residency
Children’s Garden Activities 10:30 am
Children’s Garden Activities
Aug 4 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Children’s Garden Activities
Join us in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden on the weekends for the following activities: Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Garden Puppet Theater: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Chicken Feeding: 1:15 p.m.
5
Children’s Garden Activities 10:30 am
Children’s Garden Activities
Aug 5 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Children’s Garden Activities
Join us in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden on the weekends for the following activities: Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Garden Puppet Theater: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Chicken Feeding: 1:15 p.m.
6
Children’s Garden Activities 10:30 am
Children’s Garden Activities
Aug 6 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Children’s Garden Activities
Join us in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden on the weekends for the following activities: Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Garden Puppet Theater: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Chicken Feeding: 1:15 p.m.
7
Lincoln County Resident Day
Lincoln County Resident Day
Aug 7 all-day
Lincoln County Resident Day
Lincoln County residents receive free admission on the first Wednesday of every month – residents need to show their Maine state ID or driver’s license for proof of residency.
Children’s Garden Activities 10:30 am
Children’s Garden Activities
Aug 7 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Children’s Garden Activities
Join us in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden on the weekends for the following activities: Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Garden Puppet Theater: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Chicken Feeding: 1:15 p.m.
Pond Investigations 1:30 pm
Pond Investigations @ Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden
Aug 7 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Pond Investigations @ Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden
The pond in our Children’s Garden is teeming with life during the summer months. Discover what creatures call the water home as we dip nets into the pond while looking for signs of life around[...]
8
Butterfly Investigations 10:30 am
Butterfly Investigations @ Native Butterfly and Moth House
Aug 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Butterfly Investigations @ Native Butterfly and Moth House
Join us at the Native Butterfly and Moth House as we investigate the lives of the butterflies and moths we’re raising at the Gardens this year. From egg to adult and everything in-between, we’ll search[...]
Children’s Garden Activities 10:30 am
Children’s Garden Activities
Aug 8 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Children’s Garden Activities
Join us in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden on the weekends for the following activities: Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Garden Puppet Theater: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Chicken Feeding: 1:15 p.m.
9
Fairy Friday 10:00 am
Fairy Friday @ Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Fairy Friday @ Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden
Fridays in July and August are full of fun at CMBG for little fairies, gnomes, elves and wood sprites! The Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden is the perfect place for fairy stories and puppet[...]
Children’s Garden Activities 10:30 am
Children’s Garden Activities
Aug 9 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Children’s Garden Activities
Join us in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden on the weekends for the following activities: Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Garden Puppet Theater: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Chicken Feeding: 1:15 p.m.
10
Boothbay Resident Day
Boothbay Resident Day
Aug 10 all-day
Boothbay Resident Day
Town of Boothbay residents receive free admission on the weekends – residents need to show their Maine state ID or driver’s license for proof of residency
Butterfly Investigations 10:30 am
Butterfly Investigations @ Native Butterfly and Moth House
Aug 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Butterfly Investigations @ Native Butterfly and Moth House
Join us at the Native Butterfly and Moth House as we investigate the lives of the butterflies and moths we’re raising at the Gardens this year. From egg to adult and everything in-between, we’ll search[...]
Children’s Garden Activities 10:30 am
Children’s Garden Activities
Aug 10 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Children’s Garden Activities
Join us in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden on the weekends for the following activities: Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Garden Puppet Theater: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Chicken Feeding: 1:15 p.m.
Pond Investigations 1:30 pm
Pond Investigations @ Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden
Aug 10 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Pond Investigations @ Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden
The pond in our Children’s Garden is teeming with life during the summer months. Discover what creatures call the water home as we dip nets into the pond while looking for signs of life around[...]
11
Boothbay Resident Day
Boothbay Resident Day
Aug 11 all-day
Boothbay Resident Day
Town of Boothbay residents receive free admission on the weekends – residents need to show their Maine state ID or driver’s license for proof of residency
Children’s Garden Activities 10:30 am
Children’s Garden Activities
Aug 11 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Children’s Garden Activities
Join us in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden on the weekends for the following activities: Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Garden Puppet Theater: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Chicken Feeding: 1:15 p.m.
12
Children’s Garden Activities 10:30 am
Children’s Garden Activities
Aug 12 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Children’s Garden Activities
Join us in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden on the weekends for the following activities: Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Garden Puppet Theater: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Chicken Feeding: 1:15 p.m.
13
Children’s Garden Activities 10:30 am
Children’s Garden Activities
Aug 13 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Children’s Garden Activities
Join us in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden on the weekends for the following activities: Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Garden Puppet Theater: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Chicken Feeding: 1:15 p.m.
14
Children’s Garden Activities 10:30 am
Children’s Garden Activities
Aug 14 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Children’s Garden Activities
Join us in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden on the weekends for the following activities: Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Garden Puppet Theater: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Chicken Feeding: 1:15 p.m.
Pond Investigations 1:30 pm
Pond Investigations @ Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden
Aug 14 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Pond Investigations @ Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden
The pond in our Children’s Garden is teeming with life during the summer months. Discover what creatures call the water home as we dip nets into the pond while looking for signs of life around[...]
15
Butterfly Investigations 10:30 am
Butterfly Investigations @ Native Butterfly and Moth House
Aug 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Butterfly Investigations @ Native Butterfly and Moth House
Join us at the Native Butterfly and Moth House as we investigate the lives of the butterflies and moths we’re raising at the Gardens this year. From egg to adult and everything in-between, we’ll search[...]
Children’s Garden Activities 10:30 am
Children’s Garden Activities
Aug 15 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Children’s Garden Activities
Join us in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden on the weekends for the following activities: Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Garden Puppet Theater: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Chicken Feeding: 1:15 p.m.
Members-Only Evening 5:00 pm
Members-Only Evening
Aug 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Members-Only Evening
Watch the sunset and enjoy the tranquil evening hours in the Gardens, kept open until 7:30 p.m. just for members. The Kitchen Garden Café will be open and serving dinner, and the Gardenshop will be[...]
16
Fairy Friday 10:00 am
Fairy Friday @ Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Fairy Friday @ Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden
Fridays in July and August are full of fun at CMBG for little fairies, gnomes, elves and wood sprites! The Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden is the perfect place for fairy stories and puppet[...]
Children’s Garden Activities 10:30 am
Children’s Garden Activities
Aug 16 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Children’s Garden Activities
Join us in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden on the weekends for the following activities: Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Garden Puppet Theater: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Chicken Feeding: 1:15 p.m.
17
Boothbay Resident Day
Boothbay Resident Day
Aug 17 all-day
Boothbay Resident Day
Town of Boothbay residents receive free admission on the weekends – residents need to show their Maine state ID or driver’s license for proof of residency
Butterfly Investigations 10:30 am
Butterfly Investigations @ Native Butterfly and Moth House
Aug 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Butterfly Investigations @ Native Butterfly and Moth House
Join us at the Native Butterfly and Moth House as we investigate the lives of the butterflies and moths we’re raising at the Gardens this year. From egg to adult and everything in-between, we’ll search[...]
Children’s Garden Activities 10:30 am
Children’s Garden Activities
Aug 17 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Children’s Garden Activities
Join us in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden on the weekends for the following activities: Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Garden Puppet Theater: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Chicken Feeding: 1:15 p.m.
Pond Investigations 1:30 pm
Pond Investigations @ Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden
Aug 17 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Pond Investigations @ Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden
The pond in our Children’s Garden is teeming with life during the summer months. Discover what creatures call the water home as we dip nets into the pond while looking for signs of life around[...]
18
Boothbay Resident Day
Boothbay Resident Day
Aug 18 all-day
Boothbay Resident Day
Town of Boothbay residents receive free admission on the weekends – residents need to show their Maine state ID or driver’s license for proof of residency
Children’s Garden Activities 10:30 am
Children’s Garden Activities
Aug 18 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Children’s Garden Activities
Join us in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden on the weekends for the following activities: Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Garden Puppet Theater: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Chicken Feeding: 1:15 p.m.
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Children’s Garden Activities 10:30 am
Children’s Garden Activities
Aug 19 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Children’s Garden Activities
Join us in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden on the weekends for the following activities: Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Garden Puppet Theater: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Chicken Feeding: 1:15 p.m.
20
Maine Educator Day
Maine Educator Day
Aug 20 all-day
Attention Maine teachers! Explore Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens for free this August 20, and discover fun-filled ways to incorporate nature and the Gardens into your lesson plans. Enjoy our beautiful garden settings and late summer[...]
Children’s Garden Activities 10:30 am
Children’s Garden Activities
Aug 20 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Children’s Garden Activities
Join us in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden on the weekends for the following activities: Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Garden Puppet Theater: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Chicken Feeding: 1:15 p.m.
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Children’s Garden Activities 10:30 am
Children’s Garden Activities
Aug 21 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Children’s Garden Activities
Join us in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden on the weekends for the following activities: Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Garden Puppet Theater: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Chicken Feeding: 1:15 p.m.
Pond Investigations 1:30 pm
Pond Investigations @ Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden
Aug 21 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Pond Investigations @ Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden
The pond in our Children’s Garden is teeming with life during the summer months. Discover what creatures call the water home as we dip nets into the pond while looking for signs of life around[...]
22
Butterfly Investigations 10:30 am
Butterfly Investigations @ Native Butterfly and Moth House
Aug 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Butterfly Investigations @ Native Butterfly and Moth House
Join us at the Native Butterfly and Moth House as we investigate the lives of the butterflies and moths we’re raising at the Gardens this year. From egg to adult and everything in-between, we’ll search[...]
Children’s Garden Activities 10:30 am
Children’s Garden Activities
Aug 22 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Children’s Garden Activities
Join us in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden on the weekends for the following activities: Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Garden Puppet Theater: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Chicken Feeding: 1:15 p.m.
23
Fairy Friday 10:00 am
Fairy Friday @ Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Fairy Friday @ Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden
Fridays in July and August are full of fun at CMBG for little fairies, gnomes, elves and wood sprites! The Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden is the perfect place for fairy stories and puppet[...]
Children’s Garden Activities 10:30 am
Children’s Garden Activities
Aug 23 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Children’s Garden Activities
Join us in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden on the weekends for the following activities: Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Garden Puppet Theater: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Chicken Feeding: 1:15 p.m.
24
Boothbay Resident Day
Boothbay Resident Day
Aug 24 all-day
Boothbay Resident Day
Town of Boothbay residents receive free admission on the weekends – residents need to show their Maine state ID or driver’s license for proof of residency
Children’s Garden Activities 10:30 am
Children’s Garden Activities
Aug 24 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Children’s Garden Activities
Join us in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden on the weekends for the following activities: Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Garden Puppet Theater: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Chicken Feeding: 1:15 p.m.
Pond Investigations 1:30 pm
Pond Investigations @ Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden
Aug 24 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Pond Investigations @ Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden
The pond in our Children’s Garden is teeming with life during the summer months. Discover what creatures call the water home as we dip nets into the pond while looking for signs of life around[...]
25
Boothbay Resident Day
Boothbay Resident Day
Aug 25 all-day
Boothbay Resident Day
Town of Boothbay residents receive free admission on the weekends – residents need to show their Maine state ID or driver’s license for proof of residency
Children’s Garden Activities 10:30 am
Children’s Garden Activities
Aug 25 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Children’s Garden Activities
Join us in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden on the weekends for the following activities: Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Garden Puppet Theater: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Chicken Feeding: 1:15 p.m.
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Children’s Garden Activities 10:30 am
Children’s Garden Activities
Aug 26 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Children’s Garden Activities
Join us in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden on the weekends for the following activities: Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Garden Puppet Theater: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Chicken Feeding: 1:15 p.m.
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Children’s Garden Activities 10:30 am
Children’s Garden Activities
Aug 27 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Children’s Garden Activities
Join us in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden on the weekends for the following activities: Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Garden Puppet Theater: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Chicken Feeding: 1:15 p.m.
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Children’s Garden Activities 10:30 am
Children’s Garden Activities
Aug 28 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Children’s Garden Activities
Join us in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden on the weekends for the following activities: Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Garden Puppet Theater: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Chicken Feeding: 1:15 p.m.
Pond Investigations 1:30 pm
Pond Investigations @ Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden
Aug 28 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Pond Investigations @ Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden
The pond in our Children’s Garden is teeming with life during the summer months. Discover what creatures call the water home as we dip nets into the pond while looking for signs of life around[...]
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Children’s Garden Activities 10:30 am
Children’s Garden Activities
Aug 29 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Children’s Garden Activities
Join us in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden on the weekends for the following activities: Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Garden Puppet Theater: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Chicken Feeding: 1:15 p.m.
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Fairy Friday 10:00 am
Fairy Friday @ Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Fairy Friday @ Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden
Fridays in July and August are full of fun at CMBG for little fairies, gnomes, elves and wood sprites! The Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden is the perfect place for fairy stories and puppet[...]
Children’s Garden Activities 10:30 am
Children’s Garden Activities
Aug 30 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Children’s Garden Activities
Join us in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden on the weekends for the following activities: Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Garden Puppet Theater: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Chicken Feeding: 1:15 p.m.
31
Boothbay Resident Day
Boothbay Resident Day
Aug 31 all-day
Boothbay Resident Day
Town of Boothbay residents receive free admission on the weekends – residents need to show their Maine state ID or driver’s license for proof of residency