Boothbay Resident Days

Boothbay residents get free admission on weekends throughout the regular season. Advance registration is required this year; please call [acf field="global_phone" post_id="options"] to reserve your tickets.

Highlights Tour

Join us during this hour-long tour through our central gardens. Meet by the Kitchen Garden Café and walk through the Gardens that surround the Great Lawn. Learn the origin stories of each garden and about the people who made them possible, highlights of the history of the Gardens, design elements, and botanical details.

Tours are daily May 31 through September 5, and on weekdays September 6 through October 17. Please register at the Admissions Desk when you arrive.

Location: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens 132 Botanical Gardens Drive, Boothbay

Accessible Cart Tour

Our one-hour accessible cart tours are led by trained Gardens' docents, rain or shine, on our quiet electric cart. The cart can accommodate up to five people. Seating preference is decided on a first-come-first-served basis. These tours are a wonderful opportunity for those who may not otherwise be able to walk the Gardens. Tours are $10 per person, except on Wednesdays when the accessible cart tours are free.

Registration is required ahead of time. Admission to the Gardens is not included in the cost of the tour.

Location: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens 132 Botanical Gardens Drive, Boothbay
Price: $10

Native Plant Tour

CMBG’s native plants will begin with a stroll down the Haney Hillside, moving from cultivated native plantings to the natural Shoreland Trail. From there, we will walk along our Maine Woods Trail, past fern glens and wetlands, then to the upland spruce-fir forest off the Birch Allée. Please note: this tour lasts about an hour and a half and moves swiftly over our hiking trails. Registration is strongly suggested. To participate, please meet outside the Café building by the banner.

Location: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens 132 Botanical Gardens Drive, Boothbay
Instructor: Vanessa Nesvig
Price: Free / $10

Accessible Cart Tour – Free Wednesdays

Our one-hour accessible cart tours are led by trained Gardens' docents, rain or shine, on our quiet electric cart. The cart can accommodate up to five people. Seating preference is decided on a first-come-first-served basis. These tours are a wonderful opportunity for those who may not otherwise be able to walk the Gardens. Tours are free on Wednesdays. Our other weekday Accessible Cart Tours are $10 per person.

Registration is required ahead of time. Admission to the Gardens is not included and must be purchased separately.

Location: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens 132 Botanical Gardens Drive, Boothbay

Trees of the Trolls Tour

The trolls have emerged at the Gardens—and they’re guarding the seeds of Maine's most important tree species, hidden deep in our woods! In this guided tour, learn about some of Maine’s native trees, their significance in our landscape, and many of the threats our forests face. Take a deep dive into the lessons of forest ecology that the trolls are sharing, and discover new ways to become a better steward of this ecosystem. Please note that we will only see three trolls on this tour, and the emphasis will be on Maine’s forest.

Location: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens 132 Botanical Gardens Drive, Boothbay
Instructor: Sarah Callan
Price: Free / $10

Lincoln County Resident Days

Lincoln County residents get free admission on the first Wednesday of the month throughout the regular season. For admission, please show proof of residency at the front desk upon arrival.

Location: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens 132 Botanical Gardens Drive, Boothbay

Maine Days

FREE for Maine Residents | Oct. 9, 10, & 11

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens was founded by Maine residents with a passion for gardens and our state’s magnificent coast and forests. Each year during Maine Days, we invite our fellow Maine residents to experience “their gardens” at no cost—simply get your tickets ahead of time, and bring your Maine State ID or driver's license. Long a family tradition for many, this year’s event takes place over Indigenous Peoples’ Day Weekend, October 9, 10, and 11. We can’t wait to see you at the Gardens.

Please note that, while it is free for all Mainers, advance registration is required for this event.

Location: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens 132 Botanical Gardens Drive, Boothbay