On less than one acre, the Wild Gardens of Acadia offer a microcosm of Mount Desert Island's natural habitats. Twelve of Acadia's plant communities are represented here: mixed woods, roadside, meadow, mountain, heath, seaside, brookside, bird thicket, coniferous woods, bog, marsh, and pond.
As you stroll the level gravel and pine-needle paths, see what's in bloom and learn to recognize a variety of native plants, which are labeled to aid in identification. Watch the abundant bird life or just listen to the spring-fed brook in a most tranquil setting.
An informative brochure is available at the entrance to the gardens, which are conveniently located next to the Sieur de Monts Nature Center and at the foot of Dorr Mountain's hiking trails.Please refrain from smoking or bringing your pets into the Wild Gardens of Acadia.