One of the benefits of blogging is forming online friendships with like-minded folk. Occasionally, the opportunity presents itself to meet these ‘stranger-friends’ in person. I had the great pleasure of meeting Laurie (and her husband) from Notes From the Hinterlands for a short visit during a stretch of perfect summer weather.
We took a day to visit the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay Harbor, only an hour from her home. I had heard from a friend that it was a spectacular place and had it on my bucket list. Do click her link as she has created three great posts outlining the major aspects of the gardens. As I couldn’t top those, I’m free to post some of my own photos to round out the superb job she did.
The Children’s Garden was particularly noteworthy and not to be missed as we are all children at heart.
In the forest, there is a garden of fairy houses, where one is encouraged to build a house of your own with natural, non-living materials.
There are plans to expand the gardens over the next four years, as well as seasonal exhibits like the fairy light display during the Christmas holiday season, so I expect I will visit again. Who knows, we might create a Blogger Meet-up Day for other blogging buddies in the area, any takers?