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.

Mother's Day at the Gardens

Sunday, May 13

Free admission for moms, all day!

Members-Only Evenings

Come 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.
• Thursday, May 17
• Thursday, June 21
• Thursday, July 19
• Thursday, August 16

Maine Days

Memorial Day Weekend
Saturday-Monday, May 26, 27 and 28

Free admission for all Maine residents. Simply present your Maine state ID or driver's license.

Member Boat Tour Day

Tuesday, May 29
1-Hour Tours begin at 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:15 p.m.
Begins in Visitor Center
Free for Members

Presenting our first ever free member boat tour day! Head down to the Landing to join one of our experienced captains on a one-hour tour exploring Back River. Boat tours, which run throughout the summer, give participants a look at wildlife and the Gardens’ community from a different point of view.
Register early as slots are expected to fill up quickly! You must be registered ahead of time to join us on this day.

Member Insider Tour - Back in Time with Dick Zieg

Wednesday, June 13
8 – 9:30 a.m.
Begins in Visitor Center
Free for Members

Join former CMBG staff horticulturalist of almost 12 years, Dick Zieg, as he steps back in time for a tour encompassing the history of the Gardens.

Member Master Plan Update

Sunday, June 17
3 – 4:30 p.m.
Begins in the Education Center
Free for Members

Join President and CEO Bill Cullina as he updates members on CMBG’s progress toward our Master Plan goals. Hear about how new gardens, trails, a conservatory, educational facilities and guest amenities will be added to welcome and accommodate members and visitors over the next four years. There will be time for a Q&A session at the end of the meeting. Light refreshments will be served.

Member Insider Tour: Introduction to Horticultural Therapy

Tuesday, June 26
8 – 9:30 a.m.
Begins in Visitor Center
Free for Members

Did you know CMBG offers a horticultural therapy program to neighboring community organizations as well as individual wellness sessions? Horticultural Therapy Coordinator Irene Brady Barber will provide an overview of what horticultural therapy is, its benefits to different populations, and how this program will evolve here at the Gardens.

Member Insider Tour - The Botany of Butterflies

Tuesday, July 10
8 – 9:30 a.m.
Begins in Visitor Center
Free for Members

Staff horticulturist Diane Walden will explore this year’s theme, The Botany of Butterflies. This tour will highlight the plants that enable butterflies to thrive in our gardens while also touching on the ecosystems of other plant pollinators, including hummingbirds!

Member Insider Tour - Visualizing the Future of CMBG

Tuesday, July 17
8 – 9:30am
Begins in 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.

Member Movie Night

Thursday, August 23
7 – 9 p.m.

Save the date! Watch a movie under the stars for our first ever Member Movie Night! More details to come about this family-friendly event.

End of Summer Tea

Sunday, September 9th, 2018
4 – 5:30 p.m.
in the Kitchen Garden Cafe

Join us for a delicious Traditional English Cream Tea in our Café when the summer colors start to fade and our fall colors begin to display. There will be delicate tea sandwiches and freshly baked scones, made that morning by Mollie and Wells Moore, with Mollie’s own strawberry jam topped off with a yummy real clotted cream, and finishing with a mini sweet. Most important – your own individual pot of tea with your choice of milk or lemon.

Be sure to make your reservations early as there is limited seating.