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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.


butterfly2015 Annual Butterfly Release
Thursday, July
30th 3:30 PM
Reservations required.

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gardenerVisit 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.