Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

‘Maine Days’ moved to first weekend in June

Free admission for Maine residents

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    Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens’ Maine Days have become a family tradition for many of the state’s residents. Historically held over Memorial Day Weekend, this year, the Gardens plans to welcome Maine residents to visit at no cost Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 2-4. However, advance registration is still required for this very popular event.

    “We are looking forward to welcoming Mainers to the Gardens for this special weekend. Over the years, we found that many people already have plans over the Memorial Day holiday, so we decided to try the following weekend to see if it’s better for our Maine community,” explained Gretchen Ostherr, Gardens President & CEO. “We’re so excited to share this resource with our neighbors and make it the best possible experience for them.”

    Founded by Maine residents with a passion for gardens and the state’s magnificent coast and forests, the Gardens is comprised of cultivated, formal gardens and natural landscapes that highlight natural history, habitats, botany, horticulture, and ecological connections. Endeavoring to make the Gardens as accessible, inclusive, and relevant to the community as possible, each year during Maine Days, Maine residents are invited to experience the Gardens at no cost. Long a family tradition for many, this year’s event is a wonderful way to visit (or revisit) the Gardens’ larger-than-life environmental stewards, the giant trolls, here for their third season.

    Maine Days is free and open to each resident in the state of Maine. Please visit for tickets as Maine Days fills up quickly. Interested Maine residents should choose “Maine Day” tickets and note that the tickets are rain or shine.Follow this link Follow this link - to make a reservation. Make a day of it on the Boothbay peninsula and carpool with other Maine friends and family.

    At nearly 325 acres, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is the largest public garden in New England. The nationally recognized public garden features two miles of hiking trails, 19 acres of ornamental and themed gardens, a children’s garden, a sensory garden, and so much more. The mission of the Gardens is to inspire meaningful connections among people, plants, and nature through horticulture, education, and research. To learn more, visit

    Event Date: 

    Fri, 06/02/2023 - 9:00am to 5:00pm


    105 Botanical Gardens Drive
    Boothbay, ME 04537
    United States