The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens are located just 45 minutes from Freeport, Maine in the delightful area of Boothbay. The Gardens have become a top attraction and have just won a top award from TripAdvisor. The Gardens are but six years old and were named No. 1 public garden by Trip Advisor earlier this year. The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens beat out public gardens the likes of Missouri Botanical Gardens and Longwood Gardens (outside Philadelphia).
The Gardens encompass 250 acres and are attracting close to 100,000 visitors a year. The Gardens include a children’s garden and a ‘five senses” garden, with plans to add a pier and a dock to make the Gardens accessible by boat in the next few years.
The quality of the visit is important to those at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. There are many areas to explore and opportunities for learning along the way. The goal is to keep the gardens true to Maine and its roots but to also keep it fresh and growing.
We have sent visitors from near and far to these gardens and each and every one has had an enjoyable experience. This is an easy day-trip from James Place Inn Bed and Breakfast in Freeport, and provides some other great sights to see along the way, as well as passing a fabulous lobster shack. Make the gardens part of your plans to visit while in Maine.