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.


Think Spring!


Make plans to dig in the dirt, trim some branches, release a butterfly or volunteer at the garden during the upcoming growing season. There's something for everyone!

April

Hands-on Pruning Class

Thursday, April 13th, 9:30am-11:30am
$10.00

pruningThis class will include basic pruning, thinning, plant care, tool use and safety. For new and experienced gardeners. For more information or to reserve a place email us at information@rhoadesbutterflygarden.org

 

 

 

 


May

Gardening Classes

Beginning Thursday, May 11th, 9:30am-11:30am
$10.00 per class

Four classes ($10 per class) include Spring cleanup, mulching, soil tests, plant division and composting. New or experienced gardeners are always welcome! For more information or to reserve a place email us at information@rhoadesbutterflygarden.org

 

 



July

Annual Butterfly Release

Thursday, July 27th, 3:30pm
Reservations Required

painted lady butterflyThis annual event is a wonderful family affair that is fun for everyone! Money raised at the event helps support the park by providing funds for plants, supplies, and equipment for maintaining the garden, and producing educational materials. Learn more and purchase Butterfly Release tickets online. >>>