Offered at 11 a.m. every day from May 1 through October 31 weekend. No reservations are required, and there is no charge except regular Gardens admission. To take part in this enriching experience, simply meet your guide by the information desk in the Cafe and enjoy the walk.
Botany of Butterflies Tour
Explore the new Butterfly House and surrounding gardens in our Botany of Butterflies Tour. Discover native host and nectar plants, learn about some of our favorite winged pollinators and witness transformation firsthand—egg to caterpillar, cocoon or chrysalis to moth or butterfly. The Botany of Butterflies Tour is offered at 2 p.m. every Thursday, June 1 through October 25. No reservations are required, and there is no charge except regular Gardens admission. To take part in this enriching experience, simply meet your guide by the bridge outside the Visitor Center and enjoy the journey.
Accessible Cart Tours
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens offers one-hour tours on our quiet electric cart, led by trained Gardens docents rain or shine. The cart can accommodate up to five passengers. These tours are a wonderful opportunity for those who may not otherwise be able to experience the full extent of our gardens and trails.
Tours are offered Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., from May 1 through October 31. The fee for the tour is $10 per person, save on Wednesdays when the tours are free. Deposit will be held on free Wednesday tours to be returned upon arrival for the tour.
Admission to the Gardens is not included and should be paid at the Front Desk upon arrival. Tours must be booked one week in advance.
Private Cart Tour
Our Accessible Cart Tours are available for private groups. The charge is $50 for one to a maximum five passengers. These private tours run at either 9:30 a.m. or 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and must be booked at least one week in advance. To sign up, call Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens at (207) 633-8000.
PLEASE NOTE: Reservations are required at least one week prior to your visit for paid, free and private Accessible Cart Tours. Payment should be made in advance by either check or credit card. The Gardens’ regular cancellation policy (48 hours notice for a refund) applies; for the free tours, we request the same notice.