Ways to Save
Gardens for All
In our new Gardens for All initiative, anyone eligible for SNAP/EBT, WIC, Medicaid, or MaineCare programs may visit the Gardens at no cost. Through the program, guests may reserve up to six (6) day passes. Arrive at any time of day to use your pass, and please bring documentation of eligibility. Eligible guests should purchase advance Gardens for All tickets ahead of time online.
L.L.Bean Free Kids Days
Thanks to generous support from L.L.Bean, kids 17 and under are free every Wednesday in July and August, 2021. No need to reserve tickets for your young guests – just bring them along and we’ll check them in at the door.
Boothbay & Lincoln County Residents:
We are pleased to offer free admission throughout our regular season to our Boothbay neighbors on weekends and to all Lincoln County residents on the first Wednesday of each month. Please show proof of residency at the front desk upon arrival.
Personal Care Assistant Program:
CMBG offers free admission for PCAs accompanying guests with disabilities. To receive this benefit, identify yourself as a PCA upon arrival with your paying guest.
Active Duty Military:
The Gardens offers free admission for all active duty military personnel. To receive complimentary admission, please identify yourself at the front desk upon arrival.
AHS Reciprocal Admission Program:
Members of other gardens participating in the American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admissions Program may visit for free. This benefit extends to those individual(s) whose name is listed on the card. In the case of a family, couple, or household membership that does not list individual names, we extend the benefit(s) to at least two of the members. Select the ” AHS Reciprocal Program” ticket option under General Admission. Please present your current membership card to admissions upon arrival.
Library Pass Program:
Through our Library Pass Program, a number of local libraries hold a pass to the Gardens, and their patrons can receive free admission. Please contact your local library for more information or to encourage them to join the program. This program is currently only available to Knox, Lincoln, and Sagadahoc counties.
Membership is another great way to save, and can pay for itself in as few as two visits. Learn more about membership.