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 offered every weekday at 11:00 a.m., May 31 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 – 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 7 passengers. 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

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 seven people with five forward-facing seats and two rear-facing (with seatbelts). 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

Wetlands Tour

Join us for a staff-led walk through CMBG’s 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 take part, please meet outside the Visitor Center by the Discovery Bridge.

Price: Free / $10