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Special Events


The Great Pumpkin Hunt

The Great Pumpkin Hunt
Saturday, Oct. 25
Rain date: Sunday, Oct. 26
1:00-3:30 p.m.
Open to the Public

Enjoy a fun-filled fall afternoon at the Gardens during this free family event filled with games, contests, activities and prizes! Enter the pumpkin carving contest or submit your pie into the best pumpkin pie contest.

Kids can hunt for the “golden pumpkins” – the lucky finders win gift certificates to purchase their family’s Thanksgiving meal! Each child will find and choose a free pumpkin to enjoy for Halloween. A garden-themed re-imagining of the “Frozen Turkey Hunt” of former years, admission to the Gardens is free during this event.

Donations to the Boothbay Region Food Pantry at the door will be gratefully accepted.


Member Events


Membership Meeting and Celebration

Sunday, September 28
4 - 6:30 p.m.

We will celebrate YOU - our wonderful members at the 2nd annual Member Meeting & Celebration! The theme this year is the "The Five Senses Experience." We will kick it off with a report from President of the Board Susan Russell and Executive Director Bill Cullina. Then we will venture out into the Gardens where we have some fun surprises in store--including live jazz, fall-flavored treats, and a raffle--so make sure you don't miss it!


Kitchen Garden Dinner Series


Chef Mitchell Kaldrovitch, Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea

KITCHEN GARDEN DINNER SERIES
Wednesday, September 10
6 p.m.

Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea is located in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Each year, the Kitchen Garden Dinner Series draws "foodies" across Maine and because seating is limited, dinners typically sell out quickly. Wine and gratuities are included. Should the event be sold out and you wish to be placed on our waiting list, please contact Courtney Locke at clocke@mainegardens.org.

Executive Chef Mitchell Kaldrovich offers a fresh take on all things Maine at Sea Glass. With a culinary focus on creating the freshest fare from local and seasonal ingredients, Kaldrovich adds an international touch to Maine flavors at the Inn’s ocean view restaurant.

Botanical Garden Dinner Menu
September 10, 2014

Amuse
Maine Seafood Ceviche
Goat Cheese & Beets Crostini
*
Chilled Yellow Tomato Gazpacho
Cucumber Salsa / Basil Oil
**
Fern Hill Farm Goat Cheese Tart
Handmade Herb Crust / Almonds / Endive / Arugula / Citrus
***
Herb Grilled Faroe Island Salmon
Organic Quinoa Tabouleh / Marinated Tomatoes / Lime Yogurt Sauce
****
Red Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs
Cumin Polenta / Grilled Broccolini / Horseradish Mint Gremolata / Rich Jus
*****
Cocoa Carrot Cake
Ginger Candy Carrots / Carrot Sorbet / White Chocolate Frosting


Chef Richard Hanson of Cleonice

KITCHEN GARDEN DINNER SERIES
Wednesday, September 24
6 p.m.

Cleonice at the Maine Grind is located in Ellsworth, Maine. Each year, the Kitchen Garden Dinner Series draws "foodies" across Maine and because seating is limited, dinners typically sell out quickly. Wine and gratuities are included. Should an event be sold out and you wish to be placed on our waiting list, please contact Courtney Locke at clocke@mainegardens.org.

Cleonice presents dishes from around the Mediterranean Rim blending the freshest local produce and meats available with fine imported ingredients. Since 2002, Chef Richard Hanson has presented the cuisine of the Mediterranean prepared from the finest local ingredients. Cleonice – pronounced in the Southern Italian fashion “Cleo-Niece” – offers lunch, dinner and the only Tapas bar north of Portland. Cleonice offers both delicious cuisine and affordable selections in a casually sophisticated atmosphere.
source: DowtownEllsworth.com


Chef Justin Smith of Fuel

Tuesday, October 7
6 p.m.

Each year, the Kitchen Garden Dinner Series draws "foodies" across Maine and because seating is limited, dinners typically sell out quickly. Wine and gratuities are included. Should the event be sold out and you wish to be placed on our waiting list, please contact Courtney Locke at clocke@mainegardens.org.

Fuel, located in the historic Lyceum Hall in Lewiston, Maine, is a Modern Bistro and wine bar. Fuel's cuisine is solidly based around French Country food, with some American twists. Approachable, hearty cuisine, done well.

Fuel is passionate about where they purvey their food, and utilize many local growers and suppliers. All of their beef is Midwestern grass fed, the pork is from Iowa and is hormone and antibiotic free, as is their chicken.

image: Sun Journal