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Asticou Azalea Garden

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Address: Asticou Way, Seal Harbor and Peabody Drive, Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME 04662
Phone Number: 800-258-3373, 207-276-3344
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The Asticou Azalea Garden was started with the plants from landscape architect Beatrix Farrand's personal estate so there are some spectacular specimens here including a stunning... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Portland, Maine
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Portland, Maine
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69 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Asticou Azalea Garden was started with the plants from landscape architect Beatrix Farrand's personal estate so there are some spectacular specimens here including a stunning double trillium. The garden is beautiful in summer but is spectacular if you're able to arrange a visit in late May or early June. It has some fun hardscape including stepping stones over a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Asticou is a Japanese-Western fusion azalea garden easily accessible off Route 3. While I did not like it as much as its sister Thuya Garden, nor as much as the Rockefeller's garden, I was satisfied with my visit. Asticou features some great Eastern sand gardens, beautiful azaleas if you visit at the right time, and a very relaxing motif.

Thank Seth M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We hired a driver to tour Acadia since we had only one day in port and did not want to waste time aimlessly exploring the huge park. The Garden was not on our Acadia Park itinerary but when we passed it on our way back to Bar Harbor, we asked the driver to stop here for 30 minutes because the... More 

Thank Dushi-NY
Wilmington, North Carolina
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I recommend spending a morning or an afternoon walking the garden. It is beautiful and is educational for those interested in botany. This garden is more than just azaleas. We visited in August when no azaleas were in bloom and the garden was absolutely lovely. I would love to come back in spring.

Thank mjunebug
Clarksburg, West Virginia
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We initially drove past this garden but it looked inviting so we turned around and went back. We were so glad we did since this was a lovely Japanese garden. It is a small quiet place quite near the highway. The only sound was the slap of the beaver's tail on the pond when we entered his sanctuary. The gardens... More 

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greeley, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

This is a lovely garden by the side of the road. Nce water features and a sand zen-type garden. Lots of nice plants but when we were there in Oct, there were very few flowers. $5 donation asked ( honor system )

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Beautiful park. Flowers were gorgeous and grounds well kept. Not a long tour and well worth the walk. Many different varieties of flowers and greenery and grounds looked like a zin garden with oriental statutes and raked areas.

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Absolutely stunning, huge variety of plants and trees that are all marked which was helpful. Wonderful picture spot and colors galore but this was the end of September. I could not imaging what spring is like.

Thank Jim A
Thetford Center, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Really a "must see" stop on your trip to Acadia. It's beautiful and the attention to detail is excellent. Hope they caught the beaver!

Thank EdinVermont
Bucks County, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Lovely gardens adjacent to Acadia National Park is one of the Thuya properties. There are trails around Asticou Pond, a sand garden, lily pond and, of course the Azalea garden itself, modeled after Japanese gardens. restroom facilities are available.

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