Asticou Azalea Garden

Asticou Azalea Garden, Northeast Harbor: Hours, Address, Asticou Azalea Garden Reviews: 4.5/5

Asticou Azalea Garden
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The Asticou Azalea Garden shows some resemblance to a Japanese stroll garden but one that was designed for a coastal Maine setting. The garden is meant to inspire serenity and reflection and creates an illusion of space – of lakes and mountains and distant horizons. The garden is open seven days per week during daylight hours from May through October.
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JenniferandAlan
Easton, PA610 contributions
My husband and I visited Acadia in early May off season to avoid the summer crowds. We've been visiting Acadia for over twenty years but stopped because of the crowds. Knowing it was early in the season, we still decided to visit Asticou and it was open and we had the place to ourselves! The azaleas were in bloom and were reflected in the pond. Breathtaking. The Japanese sand garden was quiet, peaceful, and gave a good opportunity for contemplation and just being thankful to be alive during this pandemic. As this was the first time we went this early, I'd never seen the fiddleheads just inside the entrance. The garden is small enough that we walked around it twice and saw something new the second time around. You can see the flowers from the road. How can you not stop? Next we'll have to see the garden in fall.
Written May 23, 2021
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SamandKayda
Wiscasset, ME37 contributions
Family
We visited this gem in mid-June at the very height of its beauty. Considered one of the best azalea gardens in the world, the Asticou did not disappoint! It was total sensory bombardment from the flashy blooms, to the lush green foliage, and the impressive water features. Don’t miss it!
Written June 15, 2020
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Lauren G.
Boston, MA86 contributions
Family
Gardens were beautiful and serene. We visited in early May, just as the flowers were starting to bloom, and found this spot so peaceful. The layout of this garden was ideal for strolling closely together, the paths are narrow. We had our little one in the carrier, as it's not stroller accessible for most of the path.

We stopped by mid-week in the late afternoon, and only encountered two other couples during our visit.
Written May 27, 2022
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Robin D
34 contributions
Couples
We found this place quite by accident over 30 years ago & it is more lovely every year. They have dozens of varieties of azaleas & rhododendrons around a sweet little pond. There is an Asian flare to the landscaping. $5/person donation, well worth it.
Written June 14, 2022
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Bucketlist47
Stratham, NH161 contributions
Solo
Enjoyed a leisurely stroll through the myriad of paths in this amazing garden. Nice variety of flowers, trees and plants (identified with nametags!), including a Zen garden, ferns, wooded area, a stream and a pond. Lots of rustic benches along the way to allow yourself to sit and take it all in. Grateful that some of the azaleas were still in bloom, as the timing of my visit (third week in June) was about a week past full bloom for azaleas. Plenty of other flowers here have staggered bloom times so you’ll always find something in bloom. Highly recommend!
Written June 16, 2022
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Barry N
Coventry, RI3,337 contributions
this is no ordinary garden spot. It is super special. Outstanding to say the least. Trees,flowers,rock gardens are just fantastic. Bring your camera. This is just so special. at lest an hour or more needed to see it. Go in from the parking lot in the back or in the front across from the fantastic Asticou Inn. Have lunch at the Inn if you can. This garden is a true Gem and not to be missed.
Written May 27, 2021
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flossem
86 contributions
Peaceful, beautiful and relaxing place with walking trails and quiet corners for meditation and renewal.
These gardens are perfectly maintained and a joy to visit. The azaleas were in full bloom this week. Breathtaking.
Written June 10, 2021
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Cac1234
Germantown, NY2,085 contributions
Asticou Azalea Garden is a small but lovely garden. The gardens were nicely landscaped and peaceful. The water features were especially lovely. There is no charge for visiting the gardens; however, donations are gratefully accepted.
Written June 20, 2022
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Rooindie
Farmington, CT918 contributions
What a lovely surprise. With "azalea" in the title, I was not expecting much at the end of September. However, this is a Japanese influenced garden, so rather than showy flowers, it had thoughtful landscaping of trees, shrubs, bushes, water, stone formations - and my favorite, a sand garden! The leaves were starting to change, and on a sunny day you can't beat the reflection in the water. Only $5 pp. We spent about 45 minutes there, it's not that big.
Written October 3, 2021
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dmcnslt
Asheville, NC103 contributions
Was aware of these gardens from prior visits but never toured. That was a mistake. Gorgeous Japanese garden with very helpful staff. Wonderful place or a peaceful 30 minute stroll, even on a gray day as we had.
Written July 21, 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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