May 1 through October 31
9:00am – 5:00pm daily
Extended hours in July and August:
9:00am – 6:00pm daily
May 1 – October 31
Seniors (65+): $14
Children (3 -17): $8
Children under 3: Free
We admit certified service dogs only. Please see our Policies & Guidelines page for more information.
Purchase 7 day advance tickets online and save!
(Discount applied during check-out, tickets must be purchased at least a week in advance)
Special rates are available for:
Groups of 10 or more: $12/adult and $5/child
Youth school or camp field trips: call for rates
On the first Wednesday of each month, admission is free for all year-round residents of Lincoln County, Maine.
Boothbay residents receive free admission on weekends. Residents must show their valid ID with their Boothbay address.
Please use caution when entering and exiting the Gardens – we appreciate your patience while we improve our infrastructure.
The entrance to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is on Barters Island Road in Boothbay, about ten miles from Route 1 in mid-coast Maine.
You may also choose to arrive by boat at The Landing: Information about Arriving by Boat
Under normal traffic conditions, the Gardens is just over an hour’s drive northeast of Portland. 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).
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.