Maine’s Gardens

Folks in Maine like their gardens.  The blooming season may be short, but it is alive with color and texture that enhance the state’s natural beauty.

It is unusual to pass a home, no matter how modest, that doesn’t have a neatly manicured yard and some blooming things.

In addition to individual gardens, there are several public spaces that are delightful.  A popular one is the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay.  All the planted material there is what does well in Maine so it’s a great resource.

Botanical GardensThe gardens have something for all ages, and I have to admit that I have a hard time getting past the children’s area.

It is filled with energy provided by vibrant colors and activities that keep kids entertained for hours.

Botanical GardensWhen children need a break, there are quiet spaces filled with games and books.

For overwhelming beauty, there is no place like the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in Seal Harbor .

It is full of vibrant color, and the buzzing of bees fills the air.

There are  calm areas perfect for quiet reflection.

Rockefeller GardenThis is a private garden open one Thursday each month from July through early September.  Reservations are required and should be made early as the garden is a coveted destination.

In nearby Northeast Harbor is Asticou Garden, one of the jewels of Mount Desert Island.  Its quietness invigorates the soul.

Most of its blooms are gone by early July, but that doesn’t keep the garden from being a delightful place for a relaxed stroll.

I have been to each of these three gardens a number of times, and each visit is as special as the first.  Should you come to Maine, be sure they are on your list of places to see.

i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind


Gardens Galore

Home and Garden Thursday

22 thoughts on “Maine’s Gardens

  1. Looks beautiful!

  2. Enjoyed seeing beautiful gardens in your area.

  3. Linda, I am convinced after seeing these beautiful gardens that I must put Maine at the top of my list to visit. Gorgeous gardens, all three of them! Thanks for sharing at Gardens Galore!

    1. Yes, Pam, you would much enjoy the beauty Maine has to offer.

  4. How wonderful and beautiful. The perfect escape for some peaceful reflection.

  5. So beautiful…I can see why that garden is a coveted destination.

  6. I’ve never associated Maine with gardens – only gorgeous coastlines, boats, and harbors. Thanks for broadening my association to include beautiful gardens!

    1. There is much to enjoy in Maine.

  7. Wow, how beautiful the gardens are. Feast for the eyes!

    1. Indeed they are. I love the richness of Maine’s blooming season.

  8. So beautiful! I think I need to add Maine to my list of places to travel.

  9. How incredibly beautiful!!!!!!! Flowers…even if they are only around for a short spell…do the psyche good!!! 🌺

    1. I have so enjoyed summer beauty as the variety of flowers is quite different from what I see in Houston.

  10. Wow those all look wonderful. I want to visit Maine and know I’d enjoy the one in Boothbay although by the time I get there it may be fall so the gardens would be winding down. Thanks for sharing- it’s fun to know about special places like these.

    1. The garden stays quite lovely well into the fall, and I hear that Christmas is quite beautiful though I’ve not been.

  11. Beautiful gardens and photos of them. Thanks for the tour.

  12. Just beautiful! When I think Maine, I think of lobster and rocky coastlines, now I must remember to think about these incredible gardens!

  13. Such beauty!!! You captured it …thanks for sharing!!!

  14. Beautiful! And now I have 2 more places I need to visit when we come up to Maine.

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