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Address: Rte. 3 at the Sieur de Monts Spring exit, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
Phone Number: +1 207-288-3400
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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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Fall Gardens, not alot in bloom but still beautiful

visited October 9, 2016 a short pleasant walk among streams, bogs, wild flowers, trees. Is adjacent to spring of Sieur de Monts Spring. Actually more interesting is this place... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 13, 2016
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is good for people who know about plants. I felt like lot of variety in small place and not much of creativity in view.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

visited October 9, 2016 a short pleasant walk among streams, bogs, wild flowers, trees. Is adjacent to spring of Sieur de Monts Spring. Actually more interesting is this place with more flowers, shrubs and plants. Takes about 30 minutes to walk through, is handicap accessible. Children would probably like as it is short and many different ponds and trails although... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

One of the first places you reach on the park loop road is the Wild Gardens of Acadia. This may not seem like much (and the spring isn’t) but the gardens are beautiful. They are arranged by area of the park and give a good overview of the plant life you will encounter in the park. I was particularly fascinated... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

I love learning about the native plants anywhere I visit. The Wild Gardens of Acadia has a very nice collection of native plants in a pretty setting that includes a small stream. It's a peaceful place to stroll around. The free Island Explorer shuttle bus has a pick-up and drop-off in the Nature Center parking lot at this site. After... More 

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Vernon, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

This garden just looks like a bunch of regular plants. Guess nothing was bloomed. It was cute to walk through though. I would return.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

We enjoyed walking through the wild gardens and learning more about the plant life in Maine. I was able to take some beautiful flower photos.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

This is a beautiful oasis just off of the Park Loop Road. Highly recommend an hour's visit to explore the gardens. They are arranged by mini-habitat, and labeled signs listing plant names makes the experience fun and educational. We also saw several little critters, including frogs and tadpoles, red squirrels, and birds. The Nature Center and small Abbe museum also... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

We decided to stop in, since it was raining and we didn't want to hike another trail. We were pleasantly surprised. The gardens were well marked and were peaceful. There is a big parking lot and a little visitor's center.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

A fantastic way to see all the different plants and flowers of the Acadia National Park. Quite a few surprises because MDI is at the intersection of two climatic zones so gets some southern plants and northern plants. Nicely arranged by habitats. Very helpful self guided tour booklet. Shaded for the most part.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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