The mission of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay is to inspire meaningful connections among people, plants, and
nature through horticulture, education, and research.
For adults the Gardens offers a full menu of classes, certificate programs, and advanced studies in professional horticulture.
Presenter Irene Barber is a Horticulture Program Coordinator, Educator and Registered Horticultural Therapist at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, Maine. She is passionate about connecting people with nature through education, landscape design and Horticultural Therapy. Irene’s degrees in Horticulture and Communications and now, as a Registered Horticultural Therapist Professional through the American Horticultural Therapy Association, provide a strong foundation for her continuing efforts to inform people how critical plants and nature are for current and future human well-being. “We are not separate from nature, rather very much a part of it.”