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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Asticou Way, Seal Harbor and Peabody Drive, Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME 04662
All reviews full bloom water features small gem japanese style suggested donation worth a stop donation box azalea season azalea garden quiet place across the street seal harbor return again few dollars fall colors beautiful flowers acadia national park
We happened along this garden when going from Acadia National Park to the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse. What a beautiful place! We were there in the fall, so there weren't a ton of flowers in bloom (mostly anenomes), but the trees were gorgeous. There is...More
If you are in the area this is a nice place to spend some time. Not a large garden but very well done and maintained. Donation based entry. Does have a restroom. Easy and flat for older visitors. Easy parking. Very much worth your time.
We were there at the height of the color change. It is amazing. And, you can tell from the grounds that the people responsible for the garden take very good care of it. Also, enjoyed the diversity of the parts of the garden, including the...More
Designed by a local garden enthusiast in the early 20th C, this is a lovely Japanese style garden around a lake near the Asticou Inn. There is a dedicated free parking lot on the north side and recommended entrance fee is $5.
We came upon the beautiful Asticou Azalea Garden by accident while touring near Northeast Harbor. This is easily the most thoughtfully designed Japanese garden we have seen outside of Japan. Everything is meticulously cared for and the garden features unique specimen azaleas and estate rhododendrons....More
We had the opportunity to spend some quiet time enjoying the Asticou Gardens. The plantings are well maintained; the water features are peaceful. We especially enjoyed the Japanese sand garden with the raking patterns visible in the sand. Really liked that you can enter at...More
Only a few flowers in bloom this time of year, e.g. Japanese Turtlehead. The Asian-inspired landscaping and plantings are still awesome. Very serene even though a road is nearby. Pictures of this azalea garden in full bloom are spectacular, so I'd say May could be...More
I suspect there will be significant bloom at this time but this is such a delightful garden tat a visit would be worthwhile at any time. When I visited there was little in flower but that didn't reduce the experience though... More
I suspect there will be significant bloom at this time but this is such a delightful garden tat a visit would be worthwhile at any time. When I visited there was little in flower but that didn't reduce the experience though I would love to enjoy it at peak flowering.