Asticou Azalea Garden, Northeast Harbor

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  • We stopped in one evening before looking for a place for dinner, and we were WOWED! What a beautiful, peaceful garden! Loved all of the reflections in the pond...& loved the sand garden too!  more »
  • I don’t typically gravitate to gardens as an activity but Asticou is tidy and well loved. It is what I imagine Japanese gardens look like with thoughtfully placed plant varieties and trees tethered to...  more »
  • The garden was a bit smaller than I had imagined. The flowers were beautiful and so was the architecture. We didn't spend much time here because it was a bit crowded. All sorts of nooks for you to sit...  more »
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  • Well worth the effort to spend an hour or so. Beautiful beyond words. We were there in the late fall and still found exquisite blossoms of all colors and sizes. this is a must see and well worth the donation. Do it!.
  • This is a wonderfully kept Japanese style garden - different than hiking around the wilds of this area of Maine - it is beautifully planned by the founder over a century ago. I love to wander through - - and allow my wind to Wonder! - For a family - or faster paced people it will take you about 40 minutes - -but if you are alone and/or with meditative people who love nature and form - then you could spend much longer lingering and enjoying - - Do donate to keep this gem well taken care of for generations!
  • Had the chance to stop by Asticou during a visit to Bar Harbor. The only gripe I have about it is that I wished it was a longer walk. It was easy to fall into beautiful foliage and a stroll so peaceful, I forgot for a while that I wasn't home. Every tree, shrub and flower was calling my attention away from even the serene still water. I was wonderstruck the whole way through. You won't regret stopping here and letting the breeze carry your problems away.
  • Amazing place. It is more beautiful than I have the language to express. Family tour is perfect to this garden. even the roads to the garden are kind of garden. 😍. Most beautiful place ever in my Life.
  • Exquisite Japanese garden. We visited in the light rain and fog and all it did was highlight the amazing beauty. The azaleas were beautiful. The sand garden lovely. A place that brig peace to your heart.
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