Browse our list below for events happening at the Gardens this year. If you’re looking for classes and other programming, check out our Learning for Adults and Learning for Families & Children pages for more information.
Thursdays through Sundays, November 15 – December 31
(Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve)
Join us again for the largest light show in Maine! From 4 to 9 p.m. on Thursday through Sunday evenings, see hundreds of thousands of lights strung through CMBG’s upper gardens in a dramatic display of brilliant color.
In addition to the dazzling lighting displays, visitors will also enjoy holiday shopping in the Gardenshop. Grab your friends and family and experience an enchanting evening in a festively lit wonderland.
Children’s Gardens Activities
Children's Garden Weekend Activities
Saturdays and Sundays, September 8-October 28
Garden Puppet Theater- 11 a.m.
Chicken Feeding-2 p.m.
Saturdays, September 15-October 13
Enjoy and learn about one of our country’s greatest and tastiest seasonal traditions, apple cider pressing! Learn the basics of making this delicious drink, and enjoy the fruits of your labors
Saturdays, June 14-September 29
Butterfly House Exhibit
Join us in our new Butterfly House Exhibit as we investigate the lives of the butterflies we’re raising at the Gardens this year. From egg to adult and everything in-between, we’ll search for all stages of a butterfly’s life cycle while also learning to identify the key differences between moths and butterflies.
Free with Admission
The Great Pumpkin Hunt
Saturday, October 20 (Rain date: Sunday, October 21)
Enjoy a fun-filled fall day at the Gardens during this free family event packed with fall-themed games, music, activities and prizes! Kids can take part in our Great Pumpkin Hunt and search for “golden pumpkins” to collect a prize, then decorate a pumpkin to take home. Admission to the Gardens is free during this event. Donations to the Boothbay Region Food Pantry at the door will be gratefully accepted.
Kitchen Garden Cafe Events
Member Insider Tour – Visualizing the Future of CMBG
Tuesday, September 25
8 – 9:30 a.m.
Begins in the Visitor Center
Free for members
With the opening of our new Visitor Center, CMBG embarks upon an exciting time of growth and change. Get an insider’s look from President and CEO Bill Cullina as he leads a tour describing how the Gardens will change over the next few years. Hear about plans for a Conservatory, Plant Nursery and Horticultural Research Center and new gardens.