Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens - Giles Rhododendron and Children Gardens

The Coastal Maine Botanical Garden is Maine's first and only botanical garden. The land was purchased in 1991 in Boothbay, ME in an area slated for development.On our tour these were the areas we visited after seeing Lerner Garden of the Five Senses and the Haney Hillside Garden.

Pinecone sculpture

Interactive Garden in along the trail

Fairy House under construction

Fairy village renovation. It appears a table is being constructed for the "village"
Gazebo along the trail
Orchid survey

Ladyslippers  location are tagged. There was a field of these markers


Waterfall at the Giles Rhododendron Garden. Not many photos of the plantings. The photos didn't do it justice. This was the first garden created on the property and perhaps the most beautiful.

Another view of this great waterfall

One of the larger dragonflies seen on the trail

One of the whale sculptures at the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden

Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden

Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden

Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden

Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden

Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden

Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden

Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden

Tidal waterfront view of the Black River along the trail