Art in the Gardens
Art in the Gardens
Art in the Gardens
Art in the Gardens
Art in the Gardens
Art in the Gardens

Art in the Gardens

The art you’ll find at the Gardens, in both seasonal exhibits and our permanent collection, celebrates the synergy of artwork and nature. Artists’ talks and tours, along with receptions for the exhibits, are all part of the wonderful art-related experience we offer. Our annual Plein-Air Painting event welcomes artists with free admission.

Most of the art in our temporary exhibits is for sale, and proceeds benefit the Gardens. Information is available at the Front Desk in the Visitor Center.


Flower Foraging - Native Bees in Maine Gardens; Photography by Amy Campbell

Now until August 3
ART EXHIBIT

Did you know Maine is home to more than 260 species of native bees? Digger Bees, Sweat Bees, Squash Bees, Leaf Cutter Bees, Bumblebees and more! Large or small, they all have their own way of acquiring the floral rewards of nectar and pollen. Come to the Resource Room to learn about these wild bees and see the photos that beautifully capture their search.

This exhibit is in the Resource Room in the Visitor Center.


Powerful Pollinators!

Now until October 31
ART EXHIBIT

Stop by the Story Barn in our Children’s Garden to enjoy the imaginative ways, including the "Moth Mosaic" by B.R.E.S., in which students from all five of the Boothbay peninsula’s schools interpret pollinators, the “superheroes” of our natural world.


Pollinators

Now until September 30
ART EXHIBIT

The 2014 sculpture show, “Pollinators,” curated by June Lacombe, will be at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens from June 19 through September 30.

June LaCombe specializes in sculpture and shows the work of more than 40 artists from the New England region, including #2 Beetle Bug by Judy O'Donnell. June LaCombe's exhibitions demonstrate how sculpture can animate the land and celebrate place. For 25 years she has helped clients build their art collections as she oversees selection, delivery, placement and installation of sculpture. Visit the June LaCombe SCULPTURE website.

The exhibit is primarily outdoors at the Gardens; the free, public reception will be in the Visitor Center.


From the Mountains to the Sea: A juried exhibit of native New England plant portraits

August 1 - September 30
ART EXHIBIT

Come enjoy the intricate beauty of original botanical artworks depicting New England native plants, a juried exhibit of plant portraits from the New England Society of Botanical Artists, NESBA. From the Mountains to the Sea: Plants, Trees, and Shrubs of New England is designed to promote public appreciation of the art and science of botanical art and illustration and to celebrate the diversity and beauty of plants from our own backyards. Learn more about NESBA and From the Mountains to the Sea

This exhibit will be in the Bosarge Family Education Center.


Close to Nature - Photography by Rob Smith

July 18 - July 31
ART EXHIBIT

Experience the complexities and nuances of the natural world in an exhibit of images by expert photographer Rob Smith. These spectacular photos will incite curiosity and demonstrate order in an often chaotic environment.

The exhibit is located in the Bosarge Family Education Center.


Pollinators in the Gardens by Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens 2014 Photography Club Members

August 5 - September 30
ART EXHIBIT

The spectacular display of the flowers at the Gardens is really all for the pollinators (in the biological sense!). Revel in the intricate relationship between flower and pollinator in this engaging presentation by CMBG Photo Club members.

This exhibit is in the Resource Room in the Visitor Center.


Project Monarch: Rearing Butterflies for Release, a Living Exhibit

Now through the end of August
NATURE EXHIBIT

Visit our butterfly habitat in the Children's Garden greenhouse this summer and view the life cycle of a Monarch butterfly up close. We will be raising these beautiful creatures and releasing them throughout the summer in an effort to raise awareness about the fragile state of the migratory Monarch.