DAY 1: Come and join Tower Hill Botanic Garden for our visit to the charming Maine Coast, August 1 – 3! Our first stop is a visit to the very beautiful Fuller Gardens an elegant 1938 formal estate designed by the Olmsted Brothers. This ‘Seaside Gem’ features hundreds of varieties of gorgeous roses, English perennial border, Japanese garden framing a pond and more. Now we continue along the coast with a lunch stop en route, to arrive at Boothbay Harbor to spend 2 nights at the Boothbay Harbor Inn located right on the Harbor, near the footbridge. Enjoy lovely rooms and fabulous views. Welcome Dinner in the Inn’s waterfront restaurant.
DAY 2: This morning we’ll have breakfast before visiting the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, a natural wonder on 250 acres of shorefront in mid-coast Maine. Join our garden docents for a Guided Walking Tour as we stroll through spectacular ornamental gardens, waterfront and woodland trails. Visitors are delighted by the beautiful plantings, impressive stonework, waterfalls, fountains, and scenic views. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore the charming village of Boothbay with its wonderful shops, crafts and exciting harbor front. Farewell lobster dinner at McSeagull’s Restaurant.
DAY 3: We say goodbye to our friends in Boothbay Harbor and head to Portsmouth, NH. It’s time to explore four centuries of American History through the eyes of the people who lived in New Hampshire’s oldest waterfront neighborhood, Strawbery Banke. Here you can see 40 buildings – most on their original sites – spanning the late 1600s to the mid-1950s. From the spare storefronts of colonial merchants, the elegant Georgian-style mansion of Governor Goodwin, the humble dwellings of early Jewish immigrants, the penny candy counter of the WWII-era Abbott Store, Strawbery Banke tells the stories of a neighborhood over time. We head home with memories of our Maine Coast trip.
Member $599, Non-member $659 pp double / triple, $110 single supplement, $200 deposit
Includes: Deluxe Motor Coach, 2 nights hotel, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, sightseeing & admissions – final payment due 6/20/17. If a passenger cancels from deposit to June 20, 2017 fee of $100 pp; June 21 to July 17, 2017 fee of $350 pp; no refunds if cancelled on July 18, 2017 or later unless a substitute is provided. Trip Protection Coverage is strongly recommended. To register visit https://towerhillbg.thankyou4caring.org/pages/event-registration-form—coastal-maine-garden-trip