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.


2014 Butterfly Release
Thursday, July 31, 2014
3:30 PM

Advance Reservations Required

Donation: $30 per person 12 and over, Includes one butterfly.
Kids under 12 free admission-butterfly not included.
Call 244-9264 or 266-6047 for reservations.
Click image to view invitation.


gardenerCome Visit Us!

Docents are in the garden on Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 throughout the summer to answer gardening and butterfly questions. Please stop by and enjoy the garden!