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make some time to explore

If you are in the area this is a nice place to spend some time. Not a large garden but very well... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Austin, Texas
A Little Jewel

We were there at the height of the color change. It is amazing. And, you can tell from the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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“full bloom”(13 reviews)
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
+1 207-276-3727
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank AlandDiane
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank GregB172
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Strolling through here such a treat, even visiting outside of Azalea Season! Make sure too to cross the street (carefully!) and climb up to Thuya Gardens! Views from up top magnificent.

Thank andreakimkey
Reviewed September 20, 2018

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

Thank Irene S
Reviewed September 18, 2018

This garden just keeps getting better. I remember from decades ago when it was modest. Now it is remarkable. Most significant is the peacefulness. Plan to sit and find relaxation surrounding you.

Reviewed September 6, 2018

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

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Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

This garden is lovely. We stayed across the street, so going there was very easy and it was a lovely stroll with our coffees. With that said, I wouldn’t go out of my way to go. It is meticulously maintained, and the staff clearly goes...More

Thank Jamie G
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Extremely beautiful, manicured gardens in Japanese style. These gardens are lush green, very well laid out and maintained. It may be a little difficult to locate, so look out for parking entry while driving. Not many people visit this place, and thus it offers a...More

Thank Mrugesh B
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Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
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