Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Inc
Rating: 5 stars 12 12 reviews
Po Box 234 Boothbay ME 04537 USA
The mission of coastal maine botanical gardens is to protect, preserve, and enhance the botanical heritage and natural landscapes of coastal maine for people of all ages through horticulture, education and research.
Incorported in 2002, coastal maine botanical gardens, inc. (cmbg) opened in 2007 as maine's first major botanical garden. It is the largest public garden in northern new england with 248 acres including fifteen developed acres of ornamental & premier specialty gardens, woodland trails and 1 mile of tidal shorefront serving close to 98,000 visitors in 2013. Our visitor center provides services including a gift shop, cafe and resource room. Cmbg offers educational programs covering plant science, gardening, botanical arts and environmental education in our leed platinum-net zero educational center that contains three large classrooms and can convert to a single 175 person auditorium for larger groups. Both our visitor center and educational center also contain administrative offices. Membership reached a peak of 4,945 in 2013. Cmbg continues to be a large regional economic stimulus, attracting many visitors to the boothbay region.
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The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens have grown from a grass roots effort to a world class botanical garden. The landscape on the coast of Maine was the canvas on which the natural topography - ledge, ravines, nearly a mile of salt water frontage, natural wooden glenns - became developed and enhanced to a Brigadoon on the coast! Natural features are complimented by plantings. The wonder of the the
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the past as the perfect afternoon, as a respite and place of tranquility and beauty, as an exciting events adding cultural diversity to the area. The staff is helpfuland dedicated. I am very fortunate to live near by.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
fix the entrance road to make it safer especially in the winter months.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
the sense of wonder as it developes,
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
amazing and knowlegible.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
add another gift shop and cafe.
Ways to make it better...
The cafe or some sort of food service were available a bit earlier and later in the year.
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
keeping up with its growth/
One thing I'd also say is that...
It is an asset to Maine, the community, the botanical and horticultural professionals.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every month
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