5. Why You Need To See the Botanical Gardens - After one trip to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, it will be easy to see why they are so highly rated. The gardens are open May through October and offer an amazing place to spend the day. Gardeners have planted 38,000 flowering bulbs that begin to show in early May. This amazing springtime display is one you don’t want to miss!
But it’s not just awesome in spring. Check online to see what is in bloom. one of the most popular attractions is seeing the blooming flowers. But, before you go, it is a good idea to do some planning. First, you should check to see what is in bloom using the
helpful What’s In Bloom? page of the website. The website also offers a neat tool called Florafind. This tool will show you what’s in bloom for a specific time period. The website also features a lovely garden map which will help you find your way all over the property.
Besides strolling through the gardens, there are more things to see and to learn. Another interesting thing to see is the permanent sculptures collection at the gardens. Through generous donations, these great pieces of art can be seen throughout the gardens. If there is one you want to see, the best way to locate is through Florafind.
There are wonderful educational programs for adults and children at the gardens. Their seminars can be anything from design to the seasons, as well as help in your own gardens.
If you would like to see another side of the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, another option for you is to go to the gardens by boat. You’ll find boat tours, river cruises, and kayaking tours that are a great way to see the gardens in a new way.
The two acre Children’s Garden is ever-changing, Every day is different, filled with attractions and activities to invoke the imagination for families and children of all ages. Try talking to each other through the stone wall dragons, or discover what adventure awaits across the rope bridge in the treehouse. Back down on earth, search for turtles and tadpoles in the pond. Trace your steps along the lawn maze, then see what’s
growing in the Learning Garden and greenhouse. While you’re there, drop by for a visit with chickens and check for eggs before capping your adventure with an impromptu outdoor concert with nature-inspired instruments.