Gardens you Must Visit in Maine

Woodlawn Museum

Woodlawn’s formal garden was established in 1903 by George Nixon Black, Jr.  It is replete with statuary and ornaments.  Two marble lions welcome you in. The original pattern of garden beds survives, however the plantings are not historically accurate. The garden is surrounded by a lilac hedge.

Woodlawn’s public park is open daily, dawn to dusk, year round, free of charge.


Pineland Farms

The one-acre perennial, herb and vegetable Garden at Pineland Farms is a wonderful place to stroll along a quarter-mile of paved walkways, picnic on the lawn in the shade of the apple tree allée, or simply sit on the Adirondack swing and enjoy the fragrant air. Highlights include more than 130 varieties of perennials, 6,000 flowering annuals, five different types of blueberry bushes, 20 apple trees, espaliered pear trees and an ornamental conifer bed. Vegetables, herbs and fruit produced at the garden are sold at The Market Pineland Farms, and flowers are used in arrangements for tenant offices and special functions. In summer, summer and fall, it is open to the public daily from 8:00 a.m. to dusk.



Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is located on tidal waterfront in Boothbay, Maine. Situated on 295 acres of land, the Gardens provides the opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to explore the natural world. Whether a guest is interested in strolling through cultivated gardens or hiking on wooded trails, they will make special memories during their visit to MidCoast Maine and the Gardens. We offer accessible paths, rotating art exhibits, scooter rentals and even electric boat tours and kayak rentals to create a truly personalized experience. CMBG is open daily 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. from May through October (later evening hours during July and August). For more information or to purchase admission tickets, visit


McLaughlin Garden & Homestead

The McLaughlin Garden & Homestead brings natural beauty and history into people’s lives. This is our 20th anniversary year and we are celebrating by increasing family activities and musical offerings to our visitors, along with hands-on gardening workshops through the summer.  A full schedule of activists, programs, and events can be found on our newly redesigned website:



Charlotte Rhoads Park & Butterfly Garden

A pocket sized park overlooking Norwood Cove in Southwest Harbor, the Park offers visitors colorful gardens of larval and nectaring plants to observe butterflies in different stages of metamorphosis. Open from dawn to dusk between April 15 and October 15

Visits last from 15-30 minutes on average, and there are picnic tables for a longer lunch or supper stop. Docents are available to answer questions on Thursday mornings. Live butterfly release the last Thursday in July (in 2017 July 27th at 3:30pm), and tickets and information are available through



Wadsworth Longfellow House

Behind the boyhood home of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is the Longfellow Garden, a secluded Colonial Revival style garden that is an oasis of green and quiet in the heart of downtown Portland. Located on what had once been the domestic farmyard for the Wadsworth Longfellow family, the Longfellow Garden Club created the garden in 1926. Beautifully landscaped, with meandering paths throughout, it is free and open to the public from May through October. For more information visit


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