Highlights Tour

Join us for this hour-long tour through our central gardens. Meet by the Café building and walk through the gardens surrounding the Great Lawn. Learn the origin stories and people who made each garden possible, highlights of the Gardens’ history, design elements, and botanical details.

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

Native Plant Tour

Our Native Plant Tour begins with a stroll down the Haney Hillside, moving from cultivated native plantings to the natural landscape of the Shoreland Trail. From there, we walk along the 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 hiking trails. Registration is strongly suggested. To join the tour, please meet outside the Market building by the Great Lawn.

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

Wetlands Tour

Join us for a staff-led walk through our many wetlands down to the Back River. On this tour, learn how important wetlands are to our ecosystem, how they provide vital habitat for wildlife, and what we can do to preserve them. From ponds to vernal pools to small rivers, we’ll see how water affects each natural community. Please note: this tour lasts about an hour and a half and moves swiftly over our steeper hiking trails. Registration is strongly suggested. To join, please meet outside the Lyn and Daniel Lerner Visitor Center by the Heafitz Wetland Bridge.

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

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, and discover new ways to become a better steward of this ecosystem. To join, please meet outside the Lyn and Daniel Lerner Visitor Center by the Heafitz Wetland Bridge. Note that we will only see three trolls on this tour and the emphasis will be on the Maine forest.

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