20 years ago it was only an idea.
An idea deeply stuck in the hearts of a group of
dedicated and fearless folks who
envisioned a Maine botanical garden
which celebrated indigenous plants
and the beauty of cultivated and wild flora alike.
15 years ago, these intrepid people staked their own homes
on the purchase of 128 acres of mixed growth woods,
granite outcroppings and frontage on a tidal river.
It is now the largest botanical garden in New England,
and one of only a few in the country
that fronts on a body of water.
I remember walking the land early on in this project.
As we traversed what was mostly
a wooded trail, I had a difficult time imagining
what was so clearly imagined by the Garden's founders.
And here it is in 2011, a beautiful and educational
refuge that offers the opportunity for
interaction with nature,
a feast for the five senses,
deep meditation, and peace in this busy world.
If you are coming to Maine, you might want
to look here to learn more about this destination.
Located in Boothbay, Maine, it is
easily accessible to folks traveling a coastal route,
and well-worth the detour from Rt. 1.
I'm a kind of 'close-up' photographer.
I'll leave it up to one of you to come and
take shots of the sweep and flow of this wonderful property.
Til then, some tiny moments
from a magical place.
Thanks for stopping by.
I hope you had a lovely summer weekend.