Welcome!

The Charlotte Rhoades Park and Butterfly Garden is located in Southwest Harbor, on Mount Desert Island. It is open daily from mid-May to mid-October, from sunrise to sunset. 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.


There's something for everyone at the garden!


Make plans to dig in the dirt, trim some branches, release a butterfly or volunteer at the garden during the growing season or just come for a visit.


Coming in July

Annual Butterfly Release

Thursday, July 27th, 3:30pm
Reservations Required

painted lady butterflyThis annual event is a wonderful family affair that is fun for everyone! Money raised at the event helps support the park by providing funds for plants, supplies, and equipment for maintaining the garden, and producing educational materials. Learn more and purchase Butterfly Release tickets online. >>>