The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is a people’s garden, a grassroots effort that began as a casual conversation between friends and evolved into the largest botanical garden in New England. Located on more than 300 acres along the MidCoast, the Gardens is a true Maine experience.
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