Ways to Save

To make a visit to the Gardens as accessible as possible, we offer a number of ways to save on the price of admission. Please reach out to us directly if you have questions; we can be reached by phone at 207-633-8000, or email . We look forward to seeing you at the Gardens!

Gardens for All

During the regular season, those eligible for SNAP/EBT, WIC, Medicaid, MaineCare programs, or otherwise unable to meet the price of admission may visit the Gardens at no cost through our Gardens for All program. Participating guests may obtain up to six (6) day passes and arrive at any time of day. Reserve your Gardens for All tickets online in advance of your visit.

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. Make advance registrations by calling the Gardens at 207-633-8000. Please show proof of residency at the front desk upon arrival, like an ID or driver’s license.

Wabanaki Nations:

We want to welcome you to the land that is traditionally yours. Please accept our gift of reciprocity and enjoy the Gardens free of charge. To receive complimentary admission, please let us know upon arrival. Advance tickets are not required.

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.

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.

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. Please present your current membership card of a participating garden 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.

If you are a library interested in joining the Library Pass Program, please call the Gardens at (207) 633-8000 to sign up.

Membership is another great way to save, and can pay for itself in as few as three visits. Learn more about membership.