Owned and operated by a non-profit 501-c organization, the Ecotat Garden and Arboretum is one of the most beautiful gardens in Maine. The name Ecotat was formed by combining two words namely ecology and habitat. These two words combine the description of the 88 acres of land where Ecotat Garden is located.
The area is filled with some of the most beautiful flowers, shrubs, trees and a variety of animals, birds and insects. The whole acreage has about 60 gardens in total with about 280 varieties of trees, 1500 different perennials and many more.
The garden can be fully enjoyed during growing seasons of spring and summer, while many visitors will enjoy the beautiful sceneries during fall. During winter the garden is still open with cross country ski trails. It is free of charge and the garden is mainly open from morning until dusk. Inside the garden is the Mary Blethen Memorial Library where visitors will also enjoy the variety of books. The library is open three days each week.