Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is more than New England’s largest botanical garden – we are also a nonprofit organization that relies on charitable gifts to support our mission. Your support makes it possible for us to provide a place of beauty, learning, and connection to the natural world. Together, we are creating a resource for the community and for present and future visitors.

Your Support Makes a Difference

Our five magical, mysterious, and mammoth recycled-wood troll sculptures by Thomas Dambo inspire visitors to discover new ways to lose—and find—themselves in our forests. This project aims to draw our visitors into the depths of the Gardens’ woodlands while simultaneously telling a story of conservation through discovery.

Our educational programs emphasize the importance of supporting nature through ecological and biodiverse landscapes, and our classes inspire learners of all ages to grow with us, deepen their understanding of botany and ecology, energize their inner artist, or become better gardeners and stewards of their environment. Learn more about our educational offerings.

We are in the process of documenting the wild plants of Maine through the MidCoast Flora Project. CMBG’s staff botanist, interns, and volunteers have the opportunity to visit a variety of natural communities within a 50-mile radius of the Gardens to study and collect plant specimens. These are then prepared for accession to the CMBG herbarium. Learn more about our herbarium and our evolving research efforts.

Give to the Gardens

Donate Now

Annual gifts provide unrestricted funds that support everything from beautiful horticultural displays to educational programs for all ages.


We seek corporate sponsors at all levels on a wide array of exhibits and events, such as supporting our annual Gardens Aglow event or seasonal art displays.

Tribute & Memorial Gifts

Remember a loved one or celebrate a special occasion by supporting the Gardens. Your thoughtful gift honors someone special in your life and supports the continued growth and renewal of the Gardens. A letter will be sent to your recipient of choice letting them know a gift has been made in their name.

Change is in our Nature

Guided by a refreshed master plan, our Change is in our Nature Capital Campaign will support and address organizational and infrastructural needs, such as the Horticulture and Plant Science Center, Year-round Conservatory and Discovery Center, over 14 acres of new gardens, and an expanded Education Campus.

Planned Giving

Planned giving is a strategy to maximize your philanthropic goals. Through careful planning and the use of alternative options for giving, you can enjoy significant tax savings, turn appreciated assets into a secure income stream, provide for loved ones, and make a larger gift to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens than you ever thought possible.

Gifting Securities:

Gifts of securities, such as stocks or bonds, to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens are welcome and encouraged. We maintain an account with Fidelity Investments. Delivery of securities to our account can be made either electronically (via DTC) or in certificate form (with proper endorsement or a stock power):

DTC Eligible Securities:
DTC #0226
FBO Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Inc.
Account #X20 178 071

In Certificate Form:
Fidelity Investments
FBO Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Inc.
Account #X20 178 071
Attn: TOA Receive
PO Box 770001
Cincinnati, OH 45277-0036

Important Note to Financial Institutions or Donors:

In order to credit the gift to the proper donor when the gift is sent to Fidelity Investments, please contact the Gardens (see information below) with the name of the security, number of shares, and donor’s name. Thank you.

Gifts by Wire Transfer:

Please call The Office of Philanthropy if you would like to make a donation via wire transfer.


The Office of Philanthropy at the Gardens is here to answer your questions and provide assistance to you with donations or bequests. For assistance, please contact Jen McKane via email or at (207) 633-8011.

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens respects our donors’ privacy in all matters. We do not sell, share, or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor do we send materials to our donors on behalf of other organizations.