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Address: Rte. 3 at the Sieur de Monts Spring exit, Bar Harbor, ME
Phone Number: 207/288-3400
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An outdoor garden with a variety of flowers and plants from Mount Desert...

An outdoor garden with a variety of flowers and plants from Mount Desert Island.

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A little oasis in Acadia....Lovely walking paths...with little surprises along the way....Ponds abound with frogs & such.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2015
Pennsauken, New Jersey

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Hello, I traveled from DC to Acadia Natl. Park over peak fall, the weekend of Oct. 17. Fall at Acadia was a week delayed and was peaking whilst I was there. I drove up from Portland. My first real stop after the Hulls Cove Visitor Center and an overlook with views of Frenchman Bay was intact, the Gardens of Acadia.... More 

Thank hemantphd
Saratoga Springs, New York
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This was my favorite place in the whole park. The boardwalk and nature trails, small hikes and beautiful foliage made it the perfect morning activity before the rain hit.

Thank MsCady08
Baldwinsville, New York
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

A wonderful garden that shares diverse wild plant life found in Maine. Broken out into sections, the gentle trail has some benches for you to sit and observe nature or just meditate!

Thank Nancy F
Pennsauken, New Jersey
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55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

A little oasis in Acadia....Lovely walking paths...with little surprises along the way....Ponds abound with frogs & such.

Thank Auss1e63
Tysons Corner, Virginia
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143 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

First, to appreciate the Wild Gardens of Acadia you have to understand its mission. If you visited the English gardens at Thuya Garden with border beds filled with a profusion of colorful annuals and perennials and tried to compare these two gardens, you may be disappointed. But, if you’re interested to see and learn about the thoughtfully recreated natural plant... More 

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Westville, Indiana
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219 reviews
170 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We saved Sieur de Monts for an overcast day. The Wild Gardens Of Acadia are located in the Sieur de Monts area. Park in the large lot or take the shuttle. This is best viewed early in the morning before the crowds come. We got there about 0800 & easily found a parking place. The Wild Gardens are accessed off... More 

Thank CindyK48
Eagan, Minnesota
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156 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

If you are interested in being able to name the different flowers and plants in Acadia then this place is for you. If you are not interested in this do not waste your time. They show you what different areas of Acadia have for plants. You will see them all on a hike or hikes within Acadia to something interesting... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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523 reviews
212 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 439 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This was our first stop while visiting the park. The small information center has lots of information available and some books on natural history available for purchase. There are clean bathrooms available as well. The gardens are not huge but very pleasant and there are names in many of the plants. In this area there are also some really nice... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I was truly amazed by the wild gardens. There are areas of different habitats found on Mount Desert Island. In these areas, the plants are labeled, from grasses to wild flowers to shrubs to trees. If you've ever taken an interest in native plant life, this is a wonderful place to visit. I saw so many plants of which I've... More 

Thank imperidot
Abita Springs, Louisiana
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This was one of my favorite features of Acadia Nat'l Park. I was there around 8am, and the lack of a crowd was very nice. The area was set up with little representations of ecological areas (coniferous forest, pond, marsh, etc.,) and most of the plants had identifying plaques. Frequent benches offered seats with lovely, shaded views. A LOT of... More 

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