The Charlotte Rhoades Park and Butterfly Garden is located in Southwest Harbor, on Mount Desert Island. For visitors of all ages, it is exciting to experience a coastal butterfly habitat in Downeast Maine and see how careful organic gardening practices can sustain and protect butterflies. We hope you will be a frequent visitor to the park! Learn more about us on our video.


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Butterfly Release2016 School Field Trips

Scheduling for September 5-15th Field Trips is underway. Learn more

Children learn best when learning is fun.  The best place for these experiences is outside in the natural world. Plan your trip today!

Visit the Garden

Stop by and enjoy the garden during the summer months. Docents will be at the garden Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 to answer gardening and butterfly questions.