We are the only certified green bed and breakfast in downtown Portland Maine. Everyone at the inn is committed to making our environment healthier and green. We have seven rooms that are all cleaned with environmentally friendly cleaning and laundry products. We recycle, compost,buy local and for those items we have to use paper we only use 100% recycled. We have been going green since 2002.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
This week I had a night with no guests so I decided to visit another innkeeper friend in Boothbay Harbor and walk around the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, http://www.mainegardens.org/ in Boothbay. The gardens are about an hour and fifteen minute drive from Portland. It is a great day trip for my guests. There are 248 acres of waterfront property to wander and explore. In any season they are a treat to see. They have created various themed gardens throughout the property. They also have children's and fairy garden to enchant your kids. I love springtime at the gardens when all the flowers and plants are pushing up through the earth. The Tulips were in bloom and what a magnificent display. It was raining lightly while we were there but I did not mind as it is all part of the Maine coastal experience. We walked down to the Meditation Garden and along a new path they are creating along the waterfront. They are building a five senses garden that is going to sensational. They just completed a beautiful handcrafted bridge for it. If you are in Maine you should must make time to take a trip to experience these special gardens!
Diane Edwards Wild Iris Inn 273 State Street Portland, ME 04101 800-600-1557 www.wildirisinn.com Diane@wildirisinn.com