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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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Peaceful Asian inspired garden in NE Harbor

Not too large Asian inspired garden across from Asticou Inn--park across the road at Asticou or in small lot off Hwy. 3, and enter via gate. Easy walk, peaceful, restroom, not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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minneapolis, mn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Not too large Asian inspired garden across from Asticou Inn--park across the road at Asticou or in small lot off Hwy. 3, and enter via gate. Easy walk, peaceful, restroom, not busy.

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New England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Stopped by here for the first time this year. It was August so the Azaleas weren't in bloom, but it is a beautiful spot and well worth a short visit.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Asticou Azalea Garden is a beautiful, serene spot and very well maintained. It is probably spectacular in the spring when everything is blooming but is also a very nice visit during the summer months.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We were here in late May early in the morning and the fog added to the beauty of the garden. The azaleas were in bloom and the gardens are so well manicured, as it is a Japanese style garden. It is rather small, so it doesn't take too long to see it, unless you want to sit a while, just... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Loved everything about these gardens but the road noise. It wasn't bad but kind of conflicts with tranquility of this place. Really well done water features and zen gardens scattered amongst gorgeous landscaping. It would be great to see it in the different seasons, I'm sure it's really peaceful in the off season.

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South Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This was a walk around a well manicured Japanese type garden. If you only have time for 1 stop, go to the Thuya Garden rather than this one.

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Greensboro, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

So technically there are two gardens: Asticou Azea Garden and Thuya Garden. There is not GPS address so you kind of have to use map for your guide. Gardens are located not far from each other, so you can walk from one to another. Both gardens are rather different and absolutely worth your time. Asticou is rather larger and is... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Serenity and a meditative atmosphere are at the heart of this experience. If you were to take your BP and Heart Rate as you park here and again as you leave, I don't doubt you would see a surprising change. Take the time to savor the silence and hear the breeze and the water. Note the many shades of green,... More 

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New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We visited toward the end of July and I knew it wouldn't be in bloom. It was very peaceful and beautiful anyway, as I expected. Meander through the paths at your leisure. We had a little bit of a hard time finding it. Basically, when you see the Asticou Inn on your left, keep driving straight and veer right when... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Visiting in mid-July, we missed the prime time to see the azaleas; however, we still very much enjoyed the hour we spent wandering the grounds and enjoying the scenery.

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