28,000 Tulips

Azaleas and quince are in bloom. Rhododendrons are just about to open and  lady slippers are just peaking their heads up. And oh yes, the tulips, all 28,000 of them. 


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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Free admission to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, Maine is available Memorial Day. If you can catch a few hours in between the raindrops make sure to head on down.

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Coastal Maine Botanical Garden, 28,000 Tulips

Meandering paths, lily pond, garden sculpture, and a ocean side view make for a fantastic day in the great outdoors.

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Not to mention the gorgeous waterfall in the rhododendron garden.


Waterfall at the rododendron garden

Waterfall at the rododendron garden

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Some areas are handicap accessible and all are service by a shuttle so everyone can enjoy the gardens.


Check out  the show at Carver Hill Gallery in Rockland. Husband and wife team Patricia Wheeler and J. Fred Woell offer an engaging show. Patricia’s mixed media paintings tell a story in layers. Here colors and textures are unique and engaging. J. Fred Woell’s assemblages are created in response to a world  obsessed with consumption and the problems it leaves behind. (One of my favorite subjects and mediums.) The show is up until Wednesday the 28th.

Coming up this weekend is the “Garden Party” at Saturday Cove. Garden inspirations, cottage furnishings, vintage finds, and chic apparel.



Karen Olson

About Karen Olson

A long time resident of Maine, Karen Olson loves to “live like a tourist” and enjoy the exquisite beauty and cultural offerings of the area. “Coastal Collage” showcases artists, galleries and business owners from Brunswick to Belfast. You will find a weekly round up of art openings, snap shots of local color, and interviews. Karen is an artist currently working in copper, silver, and brass.