Synopses & Reviews
At Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, you'll discover stunning ornamental gardens and exceptional natural beauty, waterfalls, and incomparable stonework and sculpture. Miles of trails allow you to experience waterfront and woodlands that are quintessentially Maine. You'll find events and programs for many interests, year-round. This book features sweeping, beautiful photos of the sea, of the woods, gardens, sculpture, rocks, festivals, people enjoying the Zen of the garden of the senses, children building fairy houses, and so much more. The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens includes writing from more than a dozen contributors, including Maureen Heffernan, the Executive Director of the Gardens, William Cullina, a widely published gardening writer and photographer, horticulturalists, landscape architects, and others involved in envisioning, designing, and building the different facets of the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.
Since it's grand opening in June 2007, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay has become one of Maine's most popular attractions and one the most distinguished botanical destinations in the country. "Wow " is the word most often heard from visitors who explore the exquisite gardens, stunning stonework, exceptional natural landscapes, waterfalls, and sculptures. The goal of the Gardens is to preserve the botanical heritage and natural landscapes of coastal Maine. Comprising nearly 250 acres, with numerous themed gardens--including the Lerner Garden of the Five Senses, The Giles Rhododendron and Perennial Garden, and the Burpee Kitchen Garden--miles of trails, and a rich variety of events year-round, the Gardens has something for everyone. Celebrating the Fifth Anniversary of the Maine Botanical Gardens, and honoring the sixteen years of planning and construction that went into them, this book is an inspiring tribute to thisparadise on the Maine coast. Bursting with vivid color photographs, information about the Gardens, and a pinch of practical advice for gardeners, it makes a wonderful keepsake or a great gift to inspire others to visit the Gardens.