Stroll the Winding Paths

The beauty and variety of the natural and horticultural landscapes of Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island are captured in several unique gardens, painstakingly preserved and lovingly managed, and open for public enjoyment and education.
Stroll the winding paths of these wonderful preserves and enjoy the amazing variety of native plant life.
Also explore examples of plant species from other parts of the world, all set in lovely settings of trees, rocks, streams and ponds. Wander casually about, enjoy the sights, and pause often to relax and reflect on the wealth of natural wonders of Acadia.
Wild Gardens of Acadia

Wild Gardens of Acadia

As a living field guide that offers a condensed sampling of the island’s natural habitats, the gardens show off examples of twelve Down East plant communities

Asticou Azalea Garden

Asticou Azalea Gardens

This garden at the edge of Northeast Harbor was designed and opened in 1956 by Charles K. Savage, whose family, since the 1880s, has operated the Asticou Inn that stands on the other side of Peabody Drive.

Thuya Garden in Northeast Harbor, Maine

Thuya Garden

Thuya Garden is part of a 140-acre preserve just outside Northeast Harbor that includes Thuya Lodge, the summer home for almost 50 years of Joseph Henry Curtis, a Boston landscape architect.

Gardens in Acadia National Park