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While Labor Day is the unofficial end of Summer here in the States, the official end of the season doesn’t get here for a few more days, which means Mr. Cleaver and I time to sneak in one more excursion under the wire.

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We’d wanted to return to the Coastal Maine Botantical Gardens ever since our last visit there, particularly since we were there about a week before the new children’s garden opened.

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It was worth the return visit. The children’s garden was designed based on classic children’s books: mostly Maine-based ones like Blueberries for Sal

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Miss Rumphis (one of my personal favorites)

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and

Burt Dow, Deep Water Man

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And a few non-Maine tales were represented as well.

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The garden was very interactive with mazes, treehouses, and a playhouse/garden, and interact we did.

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We also visited some of the other gardens, and took note of a few plants we’d like for our own garden next year.

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