Artichoke (Barbara Freeman photo)

It’s nearly impossible to take a bad photo at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and the exceptional gardens and natural Maine landscape on our 250 acres provide amazing subject matter for both photographers and painters. We welcome both and in fact offer free admission to painters on our annual Plein-Air Painting Day.

We do have some guidelines for those taking photographs and creating art at the Gardens. All photographs and other images taken or created by our visitors must be for their own personal use and enjoyment. Any use, reuse or reproduction by any means for commercial use without the express written consent of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is strictly prohibited. For more information about professional photography and for photography session fees, view our information sheet. To obtain permission to use images for commercial purposes please contact us at 207-633-4333 ext. 101 or