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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

Join us in 2021 as we welcome Danish sculptor Thomas Dambo. Five of his magical, mysterious, and mammoth recycled-wood troll sculptures will be hidden throughout the Gardens’ trails. This project aims to draw our visitors into the depths of the Gardens’ woodlands while simultaneously telling a story of conservation through discovery

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have created many new programs that offer flexible, nature-learning experiences for local students, whether homeschooled, experiencing virtual learning, or in school this year. Learn more about our educational offerings for children and how you can bring the Gardens home.

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.

Make an impact.

Your support during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic helps make it possible for us to provide a place of beauty, learning, and connection to the natural world.

Give to the Gardens

Annual Gifts

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

Annual Giving Circles

Gifts to our Annual Fund of $175 or above place you in one of our Annual Giving Circles. Each circle comes with its own set of tailored benefits. 

Sponsorship

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.

Support by the Square Foot

Flowers have a long history of serving as a tribute to love and to honor. The gift of a square foot of gardens is $25, and every gift comes with a certificate mailed to you or to the recipient of your choice.

 

Cultivating Joy

Guided by a new master plan, our Cultivating Joy Capital Campaign has launched to support and address organizational and infrastructural needs, such as the planned Research and Propagation Center, Glass Conservatory, 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:

We welcome gifts and pledge payments made to our Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens bank account.

Bank Name = Bath Savings Institution
Bank Address = 105 Front Street Bath, ME 04530
ABA/Routing # = 211274447
Account # = 07313195

Contact

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, or Corinne Cahill via email or at (207) 633-8016.

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.