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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
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+1 800-258-3373

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Beautiful Surprise!

My husband and I passed by the Azalea Garden several times and never really noticed it. One day we saw a sign and decided to stop to see what it was about. We were so glad that... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2017
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

My husband and I passed by the Azalea Garden several times and never really noticed it. One day we saw a sign and decided to stop to see what it was about. We were so glad that we slowed down that day! We went in and spent some time there. And we're so surprised at the peaceful beauty of these... More 

Thank MLF1948
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

I fell in love with the gardens, both Thuya and Azalea. Also, if you overshoot Thuya, the Asticou dock is a perfect place to catch a few rays and some time alone. It was my favorite hangout.

Thank cuteSidekick
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60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We were enjoying a lovely drive and saw the gardens and turned around. What a beautiful spot! The autumn colors were amazing. The gardens are well maintained and an inspiring place to sit and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Thank Hosea63
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73 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Saw the sign as we were driving by, and decided to stop. What an incredible little garden!! First of all, it's not very little. Lots of little, well-maintained paths lead you from one surprise to another. With the addition of the falls colors, the garden was simply stunning. And free !!!!

Thank ItineraryLady
San Francisco area
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

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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237 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

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 

Thank Terry H
Bass Harbor, Maine
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 5 October 2016 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.

Thank Susancbuck
Hinsdale, Illinois
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58 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

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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257 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

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 

Thank HMac_2013
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117 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 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 

Thank jenniferf195

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