Monday, August 24, 2015

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Pathways abound through 270 acres of gorgeous gardens and forested trails.
Billy, Shannon, and their nephew, Brad accompanied us to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. This is one of the premier botanical gardens in the United States. We are so proud to be members of this wonderful organization. We truly enjoy bringing friends and relatives to the gardens, as often as we can, as it is one of our favorite scenic destinations in Maine.
Gazebos, walls of flowers, fountains, and more are available for your pleasure.
There is something for everyone of all ages at the gardens. We enjoy moving water and there are so many fountains spread throughout the gardens. None are traditional, and all are beautiful.
Billy and Brad enjoy the pathways made of stone throughout the gardens.
There are rocks of all types throughout the gardens, and walkways lead you to so many wonderful places. The shiatsu stones are a big draw as people massage their feet while walking the circular stone path.
Speaking of stones...Here are a few of my favorites as we walked down to the Meditation Garden.
The Children's garden is my personal favorite in the Botanical Gardens. Children of all ages (from 1 to 100) enjoy the flowers, sculptures, exhibits, frog pond, and more.

We left our guests to wander the rest of the gardens as my knees just cannot seem to cooperate walking the all pathways throughout the gardens, as there are lots of elevation changes. We missed out on the river paths and the rhododendron garden, but they got to enjoy it all. Fun!