Plan Your Visit

A People’s Garden

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is a people’s garden, a grassroots effort that began as a casual conversation between friends and evolved into the largest botanical garden in New England. Located on more than 300 acres along the MidCoast, the Gardens is a true Maine experience.

Hours

Regular season closed until April.

The Gardens are now closed except for our special event, Gardens Aglow.

Admissions

For regular season only, April through October. Not valid for Gardens Aglow.

Adults: $20
Seniors & Veterans: $18
Children (3-17): $10
Children under 3: Free
Members: Free

 

Directions

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

132 Botanical Gardens Drive
Boothbay, ME, 04537
(207) 633-8000

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We thank you for following our garden etiquette during your visit for the safety and enjoyment of all guests. We reserve the right to remove any individuals who act in violation of our policies and guidelines.

  • Individuals must follow directions from staff while on Gardens’ grounds for the safety of all guests.
  • Children must be supervised at all times.
  • Please be respectful of our gardens and spaces – walk only on paths or lawns, and leave all plants, including flowers and mushrooms, and wildlife undisturbed. Tripods, strollers and other equipment must be kept out of garden beds.
  • Gates are locked at closing. Exit the Gardens before the posted closing time.
  • Smoking or vaping is prohibited throughout the Gardens.
  • Do not climb on the Gardens’ sculpture.
  • We do not allow pets or therapy animals at the Gardens. We allow service animals, as protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act. For more information, please see our Policies. Pets cannot be left in your vehicle in the parking lots.
  • Please note that, by entering, you grant permission for us to use your image for promotional purposes.

What To Bring

Sun Protection

Many of our gardens are full sun—sunscreen, hats and sunglasses will keep you protected on your visit.

Comfortable Shoes

Our paths are accessible and easy to walk, but the Gardens is many acres. Wear comfortable shoes for an enjoyable visit.

Bug Spray

Maine woods can be buggy, so plan ahead.

Water Bottle

Refillable water bottles are a sustainable way to stay hydrated. We have multiple filling stations.

Camera

Camera

Take your memories home with you—take plenty of photos to share. #MaineGardens

Face Mask

Face Covering

Per State of Maine CDC guidelines, we require visitors to wear face coverings when indoors or outside when social distancing is difficult to maintain.

What To Leave Behind

Pets or Therapy Animals

Only service animals, as protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act, are allowed at the Gardens.

Weapons or Firearms

Drugs or Alcohol

Smoking, vaping, and other recreational drug usage is prohibited while at the Gardens.

Drones

Sports Equipment

Frisbee, ball playing, kite flying, etc. are not permitted.

Troubles

Gardens are rejuvenating spaces—feel free to leave your worries at the door.

Garden Tours

Highlights Tours

May 1 through October 31
Daily at 11 a.m.
No reservations required

Explore fascinating Gardens features, history and horticultural intricacies with a trained Gardens docent in our Highlights Tour. This tour is a wonderful overview of our Gardens, whether it is your first visit or your 50th. Free with Gardens admission.

Accessible Cart Tours

We offer one-hour tours twice daily for up to five passengers on our quiet electric cart led by trained Gardens docents. These tours are a wonderful opportunity for those who may not otherwise be able to experience the full extent of our gardens and trails.

Private Cart Tour

Our Accessible Cart Tours are available for private groups at a maximum of five passengers. These private tours must be booked at least one week in advance. To sign up, call us at 207-633-8000.

Our buildings and central gardens are ADA compliant, making them fully wheelchair and stroller accessible. The terrain in the remainder of the campus varies – the paths range from pavers and compacted-gravel walkways to trails through wooded areas.

Electric scooters are available to rent on a first-come, first-served basis at the front desk in the Visitor Center. Rentals are $8 for nonmembers and $6 for members. We also have wheelchairs available at no charge, on a first-come, first-served basis — simply ask at the front desk when checking in. For more information, call our offices at (207) 633-8000, or visit the front desk in the Visitor Center.

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Gardens Aglow

Gardens Aglow

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Our Latest Exhibit

Explore fascinating Gardens features, history and horticultural intricacies with a trained Gardens docent in our Highlights Tour. This tour is a wonderful overview of our Gardens, whether it is your first visit or your 50th. Free with Gardens admission.