The Captain Lord Mansion Has Beautiful Gardens

Come experience the beautiful gardens at the Captain Lord Mansion, a luxurious Maine Coast Bed and Breakfast Inn located in the charming village of Kennebunkport.  The inn is set in the midst of the quiet and historic residential neighborhood and is surrounded by equally distinctive homes. However, none offers you the extensive gardens found on the grounds of this romantic bed and breakfast.  Bev begins planning the gardens in the early spring.  In mid-May, with her long list in hand, she ventures forth to the Wenworth Greenhouses in Rollingsford, New Hampshire to purchase over $2,500 worth of plants.  In addition to filling the back of the company pickup truck with plants, she fills Rick’s snowmobile trailer, minus the snowmobiles of course!  Planting always begins the week before the week leading to Memorial Day weekend.  This year, with Bev and David doing the planting and Rick digging up tulip bulbs and preparing the many beds ahead of them, planting went smoothly.  Bev planted over 1,000 tulips last fall.  Because they rot if left in the ground, we always dig and dry the bulbs in order to replant in the fall.  This year, the only remaining things to be planted are Bev’s fantastic dahlias which were started in our greenhouse at the Captain’s Garden House.  Here are some pictures from previous years to give you an idea of what to expect when you visit our intimate Kennebunkport inn. Your innkeepers, Bev Davis and Rick Litchfield

Take in the beautiful gardens at our Kennebunkport bed and breakfast.

Walkway between Mansion and Garden House

Take in the beautiful gardens at our Kennebunkport bed and breakfast.

Garden at Entrance to Mansion Parking Lot

Take in the beautiful gardens at our Kennebunkport bed and breakfast.

Planter at Guest Entrance

Take in the beautiful gardens at our Kennebunkport bed and breakfast.

Minature Pansies at Guest Entrance

Take in the beautiful gardens at our Kennebunkport bed and breakfast.

Marigolds at Guest Entrance Walkway

Take in the beautiful gardens at our Kennebunkport bed and breakfast.

The Famous “Memory Garden”

Take in the beautiful gardens at our Kennebunkport bed and breakfast.

Guest Walkway to front of Mansion

Take in the beautiful gardens at our Kennebunkport bed and breakfast.

Planter at Captain’s Garden House

Take in the beautiful gardens at our Kennebunkport bed and breakfast.

Lupines and Bearded Iris in bloom