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Charlotte Rhoades Garden and Butterfly Park

191 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4608
+1 207-244-5404
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Don't miss this little gem!

Lovely little seaside park, with beautiful flowers of all kinds. Especially loved the Lupine by the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SCtripSC
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Walnut Cove, North Carolina
a small place but very nice watch for the sign it is hard to see

a nice restful place behind a house and it is small but it is a nice stop in southwest harbor you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Barry N
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Coventry, Rhode Island
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  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
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“picnic tables” (4 reviews)
“hidden gem” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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191 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4608
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+1 207-244-5404
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely little seaside park, with beautiful flowers of all kinds. Especially loved the Lupine by the water, and there were swings where you could enjoy the view. You'll have to look for the sign for this little park in Southwest Harbor, but it is worth...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a nice restful place behind a house and it is small but it is a nice stop in southwest harbor you must look hard to find the sign. the butterfly garden is neat and the kids will love to see the butterflies and the plants...More

Thank Barry N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gardens are well maintained and impressive. It's a great place to relax with a book or to meditate. Was bit disappointed in the size of the grounds, but appreciated all the thoughtfulness of plantings, benches, and even a tire swing!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is supposed to be known for its butterflies, but we did not see a single one. There were some flowers but the gardens were very small. Atleast this place was free because we left after about 15 minutes.

Thank kwnike13
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here as a leisurely activity after a couple of days of tough hikes. It is a hidden gem, located behind a house (feels like going into someone’s back yard...) but well marked. The garden is lovely and the view is very nice! We...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

This garden is a hidden gem of solitude right near the main road. The beautifully landscaped garden attracts many different butterflies. It is also backed up to an inlet so it's a great place to picnic.

Thank Zin3
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

We popped in here with a little time to kill and it was such a beautiful little garden lovingly tended by the local community. It will take less than 30 mins to look around enjoy what the specimens planted there. If you like gardens take...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a picnic place and decided to give these gardens a try. Although it may not show it from the street, it is well worth stopping!!! Lovely lovely garden full of amazing flowers and plants. Walking through we were surrounded by butterflies...More

1  Thank Tia E
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

This small garden is absolutely charming. All plantings support butterfly habitat and they are a certified monarch habitat site. The garden is maintained by volunteers and supported by donations. Not only does the site offer beautiful gardens and a nice respite the volunteers conduct guided...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

We loved this little garden. Butterflies and flowers everywhere with picnic tables for lunch. Do yourself a favor and come and enjoy this spot that is maintained by volunteers....

Thank Hoffer98
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