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.


 

MonarchWatch logoMonarchWatch - Update on Monarch Butterfly Status

 


tagged MonarchFriday, June 24th - 10:30AM
Tag & Release Demonstration

Learn how and why Monarchs' are tagged and what we are discovering about their migration.
Free to all.
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Butterfly Release2016 Annual Butterfly Release

Thursday, July 28th
3:30 PM
Reservations are required. Tickets are limited. Order online Learn more

 

 

Visit 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.