I was excited to see this obviously well financed venue is undergoing a major expansion, some of which looks pretty close to completion. I've put a return visit on my calendar for 2019 pending at least some of the new features opening. And I'm always up for a trip to Maine.
The plantings are exuberant and colorful, and a far cry from the sad state of my garden in August. The trade off is the growing season; so short that everything happens at once. These photos were all taken in the childrens' garden, which is outstanding-one of my favorite areas of this garden. I posted about the CMBG childrens' garden on my last visit here.
I was very taken with this bobbley-dot design-kudos to whoever conceived this, it was so appropriate for a garden that has an emphasis on playfulness.
This green roof looks nice from afar , but close-up....
...Mr. Mantid is revealed
The next few images were taken around the perimeter of The Great Lawn, which is a central location from which most of the paths initiate-at least for now. The expansion of the garden will no doubt change the orientation, especially considering that a new visitors center and entry is involved. Around this lawn are borders of perennials, grasses and annuals in inspired combinations.
This path leads down the hillside to woodland and conifer gardens.
The Garden of the 5 Senses is under-represented in my group of photos, but here are a few . An extensive pond system is included in this area
Sneaking in a couple more from the childrens garden. We ran back in when the overcast showed up.
And after garden touring, lobster. After lobster, cocktails overlooking the harbor.