region mapThe entrance to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens’ 250-acre property is on Barters Island Road in Boothbay, about ten miles from Route 1 in mid-coast Maine. Driving directions are at the bottom of this page.

We invite you to visit often and in all seasons. The Boothbay region, at the end of a peninsula surrounded by salt water, is a popular destination for visitors from all over the world. The region boasts great scenery, restaurants, shops, accommodations, boat trips and fishing, lighthouses, and other attractions.

Under normal traffic conditions, the Gardens is just over an hour’s drive northeast of Portland and closer still to Freeport. Augusta is under an hour to the west, and Bar Harbor on Mt. Desert Island is about three hours northeast of the Gardens. The Gardens is accessible from the Canadian Maritimes by highway.

For GPS users, our physical address is 132 Botanical Gardens Drive, Boothbay ME 04537; coordinates are N 43*52.54548, W 69*39.5454.
(Please note: On an older GPS, 200 Barters Island Road might work better).

At times GPS directions won’t bring you quite all the way to the Gardens. If that happens, please follow the directions below. You can also get point-to-point directions on Google.

Directions to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

  • From southern and western Maine: Follow signs to the Boothbay region. Soon after crossing the Wiscasset bridge on Route 1 North, turn right onto Route 27 South towards Boothbay. After 9.3 miles, bear right at the Boothbay monument, across from the town common and gazebo. Go straight at the stop sign immediately ahead. After 0.25 miles, turn right onto Barters Island Road. The entrance to the Gardens is about 1 mile ahead, on the left.
  • From Camden and Rockport, Bar Harbor, and points east: Follow directions to Route 1 South. Continue on Route 1 through Damariscotta and Newcastle. In Edgecomb, turn left onto Route 27 South towards Boothbay. Follow the directions above.
  • From Boothbay Harbor, East Boothbay, and Southport Island: Take Route 27 north to the Boothbay monument, across from the town common and gazebo. Turn left, and at the stop sign immediately ahead turn left again. After 0.25 miles, turn right onto Barters Island Road. The entrance to the Gardens is about 1 mile ahead, on the left.