Monday, November 10, 2014

Hermon Ecotat and Arboretum

Christopher and I were on our way to Dover-Foxcroft this past June, when we passed by the Hermon Ecotat and Arboretum. We did not stop to explore at the time, but the sign piqued my interest. We finally got to visiting it a few weeks ago and enjoyed wandering through the grounds and trails.

The garden is open daily from dawn to dusk and is free to the public. The Ecotat contains 91 acres of land, 280 varieties of trees and 1500 varieties of perennials. The Mary Blethen Memorial Library is open three days a week in season and offers books on gardening and nature.

This was a nice place to visit in the autumn, but I have a feeling it is even lovelier in the the spring and summer. Most of the perennials were dead and the actual gardens were a little brown. This is a definitely a place we plan on checking out again next year!

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