Members Only Events

At Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, we consider members part of the family. It’s a reciprocal relationship, and members benefit, too, in so many ways! Beyond free admission, membership means access to the following exclusive events, tours, and programs carefully curated ONLY for members. Members experience more–add these events to your calendar and discover how MUCH more!

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August 4

Member Insider: Native Bee Exhibit Tour

Our bees are always buzzing with activity, and this year is no exception. Join us this July for a tour of our new native bee exhibit. Sarah Callan, CMBG’s Interpretation & Exhibits Educator, will walk you through our apiary and native bee exhibit, exploring our local bee populations.

Location: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm

Instructor: Sarah Callan

Cost: $Free

August 5

Member Evening

Watch the sunset and enjoy the tranquil evening hours in the Gardens, kept open until 7:30 p.m. just for members. Gardenshop will be open as well. Register early--space is limited!

Location: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Time: 5:00pm-7:30pm

August 12

Member Evening

Watch the sunset and enjoy the tranquil evening hours in the Gardens, kept open until 7:30 p.m. just for members. Gardenshop will be open as well. Register early--space is limited!

Location: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Time: 5:00pm-7:30pm

August 21

Member Evening

Watch the sunset and enjoy the tranquil evening hours in the Gardens, kept open until 7:30 p.m. just for members. Gardenshop will be open as well. Register early--space is limited!

Location: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Time: 5:00pm-7:30pm

September 8

Member Insider: Foraging for Edibles

Have you ever seen some wild blueberries or blackberries and just had to grab a quick snack? Berries are just the tip of the iceberg so to speak when it comes to edibles to forage in our rich forests and fields. Come along with Curator of Living Collections, Andy Brand, on this tour as we explore lesser-known edibles that grow throughout our native habitat.

Location: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm

Instructor: Andy Brand

Cost: $Free

September 14

Member Insider: Lerner Garden of the Five Senses Design Tour

Join Horticulturlist Lesley Paxson on this tour of the Lerner Garden of the Five Senses. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through one of our most beloved gardens while learning about its unique design and planting themes.

Location: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Time: 8:00am-9:30am

Instructor: Lesley Paxson

Cost: $Free

September 28

Member Insider: Apple Cultivating & Pressing

Nothing says autumn like apples. Ron Ross, CMBG volunteer and apple expert, will explain how to cultivate new varieties of apples, going into some detail about breeding for desirable traits. The tour will end with a bit of apple pressing—can you guess how many apples it takes to make one gallon of cider?

Location: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Time: 8:30am-10:00am

Instructor: Ron Ross

Cost: $Free