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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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Garden is simply amazing, even if you are not a garden person. We stopped by for the special lantern walk, recently. Only problem was the crowds, but still amazing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Bristol Connecticut USA
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Bristol Connecticut USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Garden is simply amazing, even if you are not a garden person. We stopped by for the special lantern walk, recently. Only problem was the crowds, but still amazing.

Thank RickyRight2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a beautifully tended garden whose azalea bloom time had just past. Best to visit in May/June. Cost is free, donation recommended.

Thank debinnh
New Providence, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were just driving by and noticed this beautiful garden. It is located at the junction of route 3 and route 198. There are many azalea, rhododendron, mountain laureate, and many different bushes in this garden. Due to the weather at mount desert island, those flowers blooming period is longer. The peak season should be June. However even in July... More 

Thank tanje1
Simsbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful place to relax and take photos. The grounds are meticulously maintained, and something is in bloom always. We went on Memorial Day weekend and the colors were already nice. Baby Ducks were also there! The gardens are free but donations are greatly appreciated, and well worth the beauty and relaxation you experience.

Thank Vesta S
Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a little out of the way, and you almost miss the tiny sign for it as you drive by, but it came recommended by the staff at our hotel, so we gave it a try, and glad we did. The area is known for it's natural wonders, but this was a wonder of a different type, though... More 

Thank Readytogo973
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the way to another destination, we passed this garden and remarked it looked very nice from the road. As we were returning to our hotel, we made a wrong turn and surprisingly we stopped in front of the entrance to this garden. Fate stepped in and we decided to visit. We were glad we did because it was nice... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small Japanese themed garden is a real gem. Raked paths. Nice variety of stone, sand, foliage and flowers, plus a pond with bullfrogs. Definitely make a donation to support the work. Plants are well labeled, and a good thing because there are lots of varieties and variations.

Thank BandB-1508
Milford, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By good fortune we were on Mount Desert Island at the perfect time to visit Asticou Azalea Garden. This is a free venue, with much more than azaleas to greet us. A lovely pond is surrounded by blooms. Mother duck and her three or four ducklings paddled in the pond to entertain us. This is a very manageable sized garden... More 

Thank Linda H
Apex, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Somewhat hard to find with proper maps but a true joy to stroll through! Many beautiful, fully mapped out spots to sit and enjoy this garden. Worth the drive over here; may 10. (Or less) miles from Bar Harbor.

Thank KECarlson
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19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Asticou Azalea Garden is a beautiful oasis of flowering plants and still water. Walking along the well defined path draws visitors into a serene landscape of many varieties. The garden isn't particularly large, but it is well designed to create many smaller spaces, each with its own character. The azaleas were in full bloom during our visit, and were... More 

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