We went to Maine for a few days last week. The last thing on the list of what my teenage sons would choose to do is to go to a botanical garden. But on the last day I told everyone that that was just what we were going to do. On the drive home, we stopped in at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. It’s only four years old, which is brand new as far as gardens go, but without mature plantings it gives you a chance to see the structure of the garden design. My favorite area was the children’s garden, where there was whimsy galore. I want these hinges.
How perfect is this for a garden for little ones?
And all gardens need wheelbarrows,
specifically red ones with a poem.
The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is sited along a salt-water inlet and there are hiking trails covered with moss and pine needles.
My sons enjoyed the flowers, the walk and the sculptures. I knew they would.
And then we played miniature golf and had ice cream.
How perfect is that?