Browse our list below for events happening at the Gardens this year, or use the menu to the right to go straight to a particular category. If you’re looking for classes and other programming, check out our Learning for Adults and Learning for Families & Children pages for more information.
November 21 – December 31
Thursdays and Sundays 4-8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 4-9 p.m.
(Closed Christmas Eve)
The Gardens officially closed for the season on October 31 and the staff have put on their elf ears, sprinkled magic dust and magically transformed the central gardens from a garden paradise to a winter wonderland. Nearly 200,000 lights have been strung in the largest light display in Maine. Gardens Aglow is a ticketed event that will delight people of all ages.
In addition to dramatic lighting, visitors will enjoy special food and beverage options in the Kitchen Garden Café and holiday shopping in the Gardens Gift Shop. Grab a friend, enjoy appetizers or a cocktail, and then experience an enchanting evening of festive lights and displays.
Please select a date and time on the calendar that you plan to attend. If you are unable to attend that night, your tickets are still valid for any night of Gardens Aglow
Opening Reception with Andrea Peters
Thursday, December 3, 5-7 p.m.
Free with admission to Gardens Aglow
Join us for the opening reception of Andrea Peters fine art pieces. This reception is free with admission to Gardens Aglow.
With her bold, brushy landscapes, Andrea Peters winterscapes make winter come alive. A keen observer of the landscape around her, Peters paints the views in East Boothbay that surround her home. Her paintings are composed for maximum expression. “I push beyond the obvious,” Peters says, and in doing so she creates a seismic shift in the way we see the landscape. The result is a visual extravaganza. Andrea Peters’ paintings stand out as unique and bold expressions of a highly individualized talent. She is represented by Gleason Fine Art in Boothbay Harbor.
It is not necessary to RSVP to this event, but doing so helps us plan ahead to put on the best reception possible.
2015 KGDS Solo Bistro
Monday, December 7
4 - 7 p.m.
In the Kitchen Garden Cafe
Join Chef Ray Franklin, Executive Chef of Solo Bistro in Bath, Maine for a delicious evening at the Gardens. Enjoy a private viewing of Gardens Aglow from 4-5 p.m., and then a special dinner by Chef Franklin from 5-7 p.m, with the beauty of thousands of lights just outside the windows. All of Chef Franklin's dishes are meticulously hand-crafted with the freshest and brightest ingredients which has earned him accolades as one of Maine's finest chefs.
To see more information for all of our Art and Photography Exhibits for 2015, please click here.