Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, with 248 acres (1 km2) and a mile of waterfront in the mid-coast town of Boothbay, Maine, is Maine's first and only botanical garden. After 16 years of planning, building and planting, in 2007 the Gardens opened to the public with spectacular ornamental gardens and the elegant, shingle-style Visitor Center. Miles of waterfront and woodland trails; impressive stonework in the Maine tradition; and its setting in a natural landscape of forest, ledge, and native plants distinguish Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens from other gardens. Just a few years after its opening, it has already become one of Maine's top attractions and is considered a world-class botanical garden. The Gardens present special events and programs for all ages in all seasons; among them the Maine Fairy House Festival, an annual symposium, teas, dinners by top chefs, and concerts. For information on others, visit the Gardens' website.