An end-of=the-season tea was being held as a fund raiser at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay while my sister's relatives were visiting. We were able to get tickets. While tea was tasty, the best part was wandering the grounds of the gardens. With 248 acres, you definitely need more time than we allowed so it's on the list for a future visit.
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is Number One on TripAdvisor’s list of Top Ten Gardens compiled for National Garden Month (April) in 2013. We could easily see why. Paths wind through the property into all kinds of gardens with sculptures, ponds and different terrains. You can end up walking down to the Back River and through woodlands.
There are endless opportunities for the painter or photographer.
All too soon, it was time for tea. We were glad we reserved ahead of time because there was limited room and a waiting list that day. Here are the six of us. Plus one more shot of lovely flowers.
Each season brings new things to see. Lots goes on at the botanical gardens so check the schedule if your RV travels take you to cental Maine. There is also plenty of parking. RVs would fit. Dogs may be walked on leash in the parking lot or dog trail, but otherwise only service dogs allowed in the gardens. When not serving tea, the Kitchen Garden Cafe does serve food. The central area is handicap and wheel chair accessible and accessible cart tours can be arranged. Jaimie Hall Bruzenak