Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor

Asticou Azalea Garden in Northeast Harbor, Maine

The Asticou Azalea Garden is an elegant and priceless natural fantasy world filled with wonderful visual delights that will stimulate your soul. The design is fluid, allowing interlacing discoveries that will bring delightful pause as you meander through the pathways that are bordered with colorful and thoughtful charm. Sit and reflect on the many benches provided while you breathe in the aroma. This is one of the wonderful jewels of Mount Desert Island that is located in Northeast Harbor, Maine, part of the municipality of Mount Desert.

Location of Asticou in Northeast HarborThe original Asticou Azalea Garden was built in 1956 and 1957 largely as the result of the passion and vision of Charles Savage. Many revisions have taken place over the years. Today, the garden is owned and maintained by the Mount Desert Land and Garden Preserve and a committee of volunteers. Contributions to aid in its support are welcomed. Visitors are asked to donate $5.00. Although, it is not required for admittance. Those wishing to make a tax deductible donation should make the gift out to:

Asticou Azalea Garden
Mail To:
Mount Desert Land and Garden Preserve
P.O. Box 208
Seal Harbor, ME 04675

The small map to the upper right shows you where Asticou and Northeast Harbor are in relationship to Mount Desert Island. Route 3 goes right by the garden and joins with Route 198.

GPS Coordinates: Latitude 44.305409; Longitude -68.283151

Be sure to view Asticou Terraces and Thuya Garden as well. Both are closeby.

Weddings: Visit the weddings section for information about having a wedding ceremony within Acadia National Park or elsewhere on MDI or nearby villages and towns.

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