The Maine coast boasts a terrific climate for gardens and gardening. The extensive gardens here at Coveside are a passion of ours, and we try to keep them blooming and beautiful from May through October.The Midcoast area is also home to the spectacular Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in nearby Boothbay. The largest botanical gardens in the Northeast, this relatively recent addition to the local scene never fails to impress visitors of all ages and gardening expertise.

The emphasis on gardening in our area is also encouraged by a number of unusually comprehensive nurseries and garden centers. We do much of our spring buying of annuals for beds and pots at Estabrook’s in Yarmouth. Plainview Farm has extensive display gardens with a particular emphasis on shade-loving perennials.