COASTAL MAINE BOTANICAL GARDENS INC

Rating: 5 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Environment

Location: PO Box 234 Boothbay ME 04537 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Wonderful It is great to talk to the visitors, who come from everywhere - Europe, Australia, Canada and the USA. I am yet to find somebody from Hawaii or Alaska as well as many of the western states.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

... the time spent with the gardens' visitors who hail from all parts of the world. It is wonderful to hear how enthusiastic they are about CMBG. I have heard nothing but rave reviews!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

... the same as the above - the time spent with the visitors. They help make my day a bit brighter - even the rainy ones.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

... acquire more land, plants and personnel to keep this wonderful organization going and growing.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is a phenomenal resource. Whether I'm at the Gardens or simply talking to people anywhere in Maine, I really enjoy telling them about the Gardens and what they'll find there. While driving the shuttle and giving tour, I get to hear what they've discovered at the Gardens and try to answer any questions they might have.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Bring in even more volunteers and also increase the staff in area where additional help is needed.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the enormous progress over the past several years and watching visitors of all ages discover various aspects of the Gardens.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

hardworking and incredibly dedicated to the project and to creating a postive visitor experence.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Build the new "green" Education Center, design and plant new areas dedicated to the native plants of New England, and, with the remainder, help build an endowment and retire any debt.

Ways to make it better...

I could be there more often. My other commitments don't allow me to be at the Gardens as often as I'd like.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The need for space and other resources to accommodate the number of visitors, as well as programs and special events.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I am continuously amazed at the new things I find at CMBG. It is an absolute jewel. The staff genuinely want every visitor to have a more-than-I-ever-expected experience and more often than not, they succeed. This is just a truly wonderful place. The plants, the trails, the gardens, the events, the facilities and the food, as well as the staff, are all exceptional.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seminars, programs and volunteering

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

force myself not to.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

giving people with limited mobility the chance to see these wonderful gardens and grounds.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, cheerful and knowledgeable

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help save the world by increasing their education and research activities, increasing their opportunities for people with disabilities, more arts awareness and increased joy for every visitor

Ways to make it better...

I could spend more time there.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

going to be keeping up with the standard they have established as the number of visitors increases

One thing I'd also say is that...

I've spoken to many visitors as they conclude their visit and not one has ever expressed disappointemnt. Many just say they have been blown away by the visit. It is amazing to me that everybody always seems so happy and appreciative to be there.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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