Monday, July 01, 2013

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens - Lerner Garden of the Five Senses

I never pass on an opportunity to visit a garden and last weekend I happened to discover the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. 250 acres of gardens located at 132 Botanical Gardens Drive, Boothbay ME 04537. If you visit, note where you park, it is a bit of a maze (there are shuttle services).

I have too many photos for a single blog, so I will concentrate on the first garden we visited, the Lerner Garden of the Five Senses.

Entrance to the Gardens - discount for seniors 62 and over


Entrance to Garden of the Five Senses
A contrast of colors for the eye

One of many sculptures that grace the garden

A wall of thyme, smell, touch and taste
Also fennel, marine heliotrope and other smells and flavors
What a great way to grow plants

Another "wall" planting

Color and form

Colors

Cage detail, reminds me of a lobster trap. Appropriate forMaine

I gave this seat a try, perfect for those of us in our 60s. Rounded bottom helps you lean into your work


Touch is represented in the Garden
Map of labyrinth

This felt great, but I featured Ginny's feet not mine... I'm doing that as a service to the faint of heart

Detail of stone work on labyrith

Finally a place I can call home. This is the sense of sound. I can hear the sound of granite

More color

Wonderful pond with loads of dragonflies

More frog than tadpole