Welcome!

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.


2015 Poster Contest Winners

Felicia Kasprzak Elizabeth Willis

We are pleased to announce we have a tie! Felicia Kasprzak from Etna, Maine and Elizabeth Willis from Brockton, Mass are winners of 2015 Charlotte Rhoades Park Poster Contest. Their images will be used in advertising next year's Butterfly Release.  Felicia and Elizabeth will both receive 2 tickets to the 2015 Butterfly Release. Thank you to all who participated in this contest.

gardenerCome Visit Us This Month!

There still is time this fall to stop by and enjoy the garden before the docents begin cutting plants back and preparing the garden for winter. Docents will be at the garden Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 to answer gardening and butterfly questions.