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Thuya Gardens

Peabody Drive, Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, ME
207-276-5130
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Type: Gardens
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- Oct 22, 2014
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Ridgefield, CT
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505 reviews 505 reviews
275 attraction reviews
290 helpful votes 290 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I have never seen such a display of flowers in full bloom in September. All colors, sizes and shapes adorned this garden. Joseph curtis, a Landscape Architect, summered here from 1880 until his death in 1928. He entrusted the proerty to the residents of Mt Desert. On his death, charles Savage was appointed as trustee, which he was for 37... More

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Averill Park, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Located in the area by Northeast Harbor, it is really hard to find but worth it once you do. The gardens are well kept, beautiful, peaceful and tranquil. We look forward to going there.

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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151 reviews 151 reviews
52 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Peak blooming in September, but still gorgeous in October. Thuya is special and we always visit every time we're on the island.

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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388 reviews 388 reviews
219 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We eventually found these lovely gardens after walking from Northeast Harbour along the main road. Really the shuttle should stop here and we can't understand why it doesn't. Well worth the walk though.

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London
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84 reviews 84 reviews
20 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Great garden. Quiet. Hummingbirds. Charming little house. Hiking trails nearby. Views of nearby harbor from lookouts. Excellent value. Thoroughly recommended.

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Small garden, but beautiful. I love the layout, the plants, walking paths. Everything about it. I captured some beautiful pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Thuya Gardens is well worth the visit if you garden and are vacationing on Mount Desert Island. It's located away from the hustle-bustle of Bar Harbor, on a hillside overlooking the harbor. As you climb the stairs from the street, you can see lovely views of the water. But the prettiest part is at the top of the stairs and... More

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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Hey, I am the driver for the gardener in the family. This garden is simply fresh. Every flower is pruned to perfection time. I can say no more. Choose to walk up a fairly steep short path, or settle for the drive-up.

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Stevensville, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

All I can say is AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL gardens. Worth the trip if you enjoy beautiful and peaceful gardens. Be ready for a small hike.

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Brunswick, Maine
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Thuya garden is the creation of a turn-of-the-last-century philanthropist who wanted to provide a lovely site for MDI wanderers, and those who have followed his vision have helped cultivate a delightful property. Park in the little lot on Rt 3, around the corner from the Asticou Inn, and climb up the hill that offers stunning vistas of Northeast Harbor. The... More

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