June 1, 2018

Asticou Azalea Garden

The Asticou Azalea Garden in Northeast Harbor, Maine is a beautiful place to visit.

Asticou Azalea Garden was created in 1956 by lifelong Maine resident, Charles Kenneth Savage, who was inspired by his love of native plants and his study of Japanese garden design. The Garden and its pond are open to the public from May to October each year. Styled after a Japanese stroll garden, Asticou features a wonderful selection of rhododendrons and azaleas, a sand garden, and a meandering collection of fine gravel pathways.

I have visited Asticou Azalea Garden many times and now enjoy my time there with my grandchildren - it is truly a lovely place. Enjoy these photos, and please read "The Rhodora" by American writer, Ralph Waldo Emerson.