COASTAL MAINE BOTANICAL GARDENS INC

Rating: 5 stars   12 reviews

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Location: PO Box 234 Boothbay ME 04537 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is a must see destination that holds up well to return visits. It is on top of our list of diversions to enjoy with summer guests and it never disappoints.

The spectacular ornamental and specialty gardens, water features, stonework and sculpture of CMBG pair beautifully with the rugged natural surroundings. The Café and Gift Shop successfully complete the Gardens experience.

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

...multiple visits and participation in their many year round programs and activities.

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

slow the introduction of new gardens, buildings and programs in order to build an endowment for long term financial stability and to ensure improvement and maintenance of the extraordinary gardens now in place.

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Rating: 5 stars  

These gardens are fabulous!! A great combination of formal gardens and totally native, wild, gorgeous places with trails. A five-senses garden, rose garden and children's area merge gracefully into a less-sculptured hillside with a meditation garden (not to be missed, even if you are not given to meditation), and that leads to completely accessible but totally wild areas. Trails that are not too difficult for even novice hikers criss-cross from side to side, linking areas like the azalea garden and the fairy gardens. Definitely somewhere to take the whole family--kids can pretend to row a boat and haul up lobster traps, pump water and water the flowers, get misted by some neat rock whale fountains, and of course pose for pictures.

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

Make it a must-see destination every year!

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

Just help it be even better funded.

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The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is one of the most unique botanical garden experiences in the world, and I speak from experience. From England to Australia and across the United States, we have visited many beautiful gardens and are absolutely in awe of what the members of the CMBG have managed to achieve in such a short period of time. The variety of plants, the fact that the Gardens are located on the coast of Maine (with lovely water views from many points along the way), these gardens offer everyone - and I mean EVERYONE (including those with disabilities ranging from mobility to sensory (hearing, sight, touch...) an incredibly beautiful and memorable experience. Visit and be amazed.

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

so many ways. The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is only a few years old at this point and it seems every time we visit there is something new to experience.

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

Seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, and even tasting the results of such an incredible, beautiful, and peaceful place.

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

Happy!

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

Perform garden-centric miracles. What the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens has accomplished so far - which is incredible - would simply explode with beautiful offerings and experiences for even more folks.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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