Hodgdon Island Inn
near Boothbay Harbor, has the honor of being the closest Bed and Breakfast to the beautiful and ever-changing Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Our nine-room inn is located just 9 tenths of a mile further down Barter’s Island Road directly across the street from the Trevett Country Store.
Richard and I love the gardens! Although I have to admit that most of our time spent in the gardens is in the off-season. Like today – it snowed, I mean really snowed (12 inches), and so we decided to get out and stretch our legs and take in the sights.
As Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is only a short walk from the inn, we wrapped up and eventually made our way there. What a gem of a place! From the unpretentious sign at the entrance to the delightful driveway up to the gardens and trails, this tranquil place soothes the soul. This past July we saw the grand opening of the Children’s Garden. What a day of excitement and traffic and happy people! This garden was designed for children of all ages and I have to tell you that some of our guests (well past their childhood years) did not want to leave this incredible garden of sights and senses! This year we are witnessing the construction of an education building and garden. When it’s completed it will be the “greenest” building in Maine. How cool is that?! In short, no matter the time of year, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens are well worth visiting. So, for that matter is the Hodgdon Island Inn Bed and Breakfast rated Number 1 in Boothbay, Maine by Trip Advisor.