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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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Wonderful colorful little gem!

Beautifully maintained little garden across from Asticou Inn in Northeast Harbor. Fabulous autumn colors in October

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Perry T
San Francisco area
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautifully maintained little garden across from Asticou Inn in Northeast Harbor. Fabulous autumn colors in October

Thank Perry T
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

To call this an Azalea Garden is a bit misleading as it really is more like a Japanese Garden, replete with myriad/different types of trees, ponds, and an incredibly beautiful placement of everything that it houses. It is a serene setting that invites quiet exploration and wonder - despite the fact that one of its borders is a well-travelled route... More 

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Bass Harbor, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always worth a visit it is one of our favorite places in the area. Be sure to visit Thuya while in the area.

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Hinsdale, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in this area on a misty day and looked for something interesting to do. These gardens are across from the inn where we stayed so we walked over to investigate. They are indeed beautiful, even in mist. Be sure to bring a camera.

Thank Mary W
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the tourist literature we thought Thuja would be the must-see garden and this one a maybe. For us the reverse was true. Asticou is smaller but more interesting by far. Stop in the parking lot (careful, signage is minimal and hard to spot) just off the road and spend a leisurely half hour wandering the paths. You'll find yourself... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens were recommended by our innkeepers and it was a pleasant delight. We were able to take a relaxing leisurely stroll through beautifully landscaped lawns, ponds, rock sculptures, and a sand garden. It is really an amazing work of art how they've designed the land to maximize its beauty. Such an array of different flowers and trees. Great visit... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just across from Asticou Inn. Lovely walkways, fantastic sand garden. Great place to sit, think, reflect. Imagine it is lovely during azalea season.

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Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Happened upon this little gem on our way to other sites... glad we stopped in. Beautiful and serene are the first words to come to mind. A very leisurely stroll brought scenic view at each turn and plenty of photo opportunities. We felt alone despite there being a few other visitors spread about. No fee, but be sure to make... More 

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Riverhead, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to visit a tranquil place of peace, make this a stop on your trip around The Quietside of Mt. Desert Island. We accidentally found this beautifully sculptured & manicured garden surrounding a pond, and altho' the azaleas were past bloom, it was still so worth the stroll to investigate all the nooks & crannies of the garden.

Thank lawrence05
Clearlake, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

When you are in the area, this is such a great place to take a break! It is small, beautiful and accessible with many areas to sit and just enjoy the ambiance. We took a walk across the street and found an equally charming short trail through a wooded area that went down to the water.

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