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COASTAL MAINE BOTANICAL GARDENS INC
April 22, 2010

Lynn (a very knowledgeable gardener) and I (an amateur photographer specializing in flowers) had an extremely pleasant visit to the gardens. At the time, it was still a work in progress, but both the completed area and in progress sections showed great design in a difficult setting. We plan to return this year.

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

Viewing their gardens

Ways to make it better...

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

More feedback

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

Very good communications, superb website.

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

Very friendly, helpful, and willing to refer me to someone with more knowledge if they could not personally answer my question.

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

Set up an endowment fund and build a small conservatory.

Ways to make it better...

I had waited until a little later in the season when more plants and flowers were in bloom.

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

Funding issues face all not-for-profits. Also, being in Maine they can be more vulnerable to winter weather, although coastal Maine tends to moderate the winters.

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

A gem.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & Visit the Gardens.