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Asticou Azalea Garden

Asticou Way, Seal Harbor and Peabody Drive, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662
800-258-3373, 207-276-3344
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Ridgefield, CT
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505 reviews 505 reviews
275 attraction reviews
300 helpful votes 300 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Not only was this a large garden, it was beautifully laid out and maintained. The Zen garden was combed and lovely. The types of azaleas were impressive. I just wished I could have seen them all in bloom! There was a large pond trimmed with ferns, lilies, and other flowers. Everything was lovingly tended. The garden was created by Charles... More 

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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407 reviews 407 reviews
229 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Beautiful but small gardens that you have to walk to from northeast Harbour if you don't have a car. Give a donation at the gate.

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Melbourne, Australia
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319 reviews 319 reviews
143 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Any limit to rating for this garden derives not from the garden itself or from its maintenance which is excellent but from the proximity of the road which can be a little distracting. It contains great plants including rarities and couldn't help but delight any who enjoy visiting gardens. I highly recommend it.

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Davenport, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I have been to a lot of gardens and they don't have to be large to be amazing but this very small gardens area was a bit of a disappointment in early September. There were a few pretty little sections, but almost all of the plants and flowers there were not in bloom and a large section of the garden... More 

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Douglas, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

In all my years visiting MDI, I had never made the stop at Asticou Gardens - what a shame! Such a beautiful, serene and peaceful garden in a corner nook between harbors. Went with our tweens - they loved the water features and rock steps. We missed the Azalea blooms but there were so many beautiful species of plants, bushes,... More 

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Dover, NH
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

A beautiful place away from the throngs of tourists. Cool, green, mossy, very well manicured Japanese style garden. A nice place to sit and relax, go for a stroll on a warm summer day. No entrance fee, but they do have donation boxes. Well worth a few dollars. Hope to go back when the azaleas and rhododendron are in bloom.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Fabulous paths, lawns and bridges through a plant wonderland that is so captivating, you forget you're on a busy intersection. Newly built restrooms, handicapped accessible, and parking lot.

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boston, MA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Fiver year old and 15 month old loved the water features and rocks to walk across a little river. There is also a bathroom. Nice quiet place to stretch legs

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Dallas, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
29 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

After the beautiful floral displays at Thuya, we were disappointed at the lack of blooms. It was however peaceful and different than the Thuya. the restrooms were closed - hmm? Well maintained - priced right.

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Southwest Harbor, Maine
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8 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The gardens are absolutely beautiful! I highly suggest taking the time out of a busy day, and just allowing yourself to walk the paths and enjoy the tranquility of the gardens.The staff that takes care of the land does an amazing job of maintaining the grounds, especially with the number of people that must visit on a daily basis. Go!... More 

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