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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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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
jwelhwel
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Indianapolis

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Indianapolis
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191 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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164 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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507 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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194 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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.

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Baldwinsville, New York
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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!

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Pennsauken, New Jersey
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63 reviews
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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.

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Tysons Corner, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 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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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 

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