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Thuya Gardens

Peabody Drive, Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, ME
207-276-5130
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Type: Gardens
Most recent review
- Aug 18, 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful and a fun family hike away. We all tried to pick our favorite Dahlia only to find a prettier one in the next couple of steps. Donations only, but well-deserved to maintain this little garden of Eden. My husband unfortunately is allergic to bees - so warning - they are busy at work maintaining this magnificent garden.

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Shelburne, Vermont
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109 reviews 109 reviews
32 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Very artistic setting for a multitude of blooms and colors. Almost everything is labeled. If you drive to the upper parking lot, you will find limited parking and a narrow, but short road to navigate. Professional caretakers ensure there are flowers to see all season. Eye-appealing blend of colors. Several private and protected places to sit and take in the... More

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Ellsworth, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Just spent several hours with a friend who has never been to these gardens and we were overwhelmed with the beauty of these gardens. So many varieties and such rich blossoms, absolutely worth the hike up to them or drive. There is no fee, but a donation of $5.00 is posted upon the entrance - and worth it to help... More

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Francestown, New Hampshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The walk up the cliff to Thuya Gardens is worth the hike (you can drive it, but it is a well designed trail). You get lovely views all along the path, and then are offered a beautiful surprise at the end. The gardens are in great shape, with a great display of perennials and annuals. Well labeled, it is highly... More

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Key Largo, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

More than a garden … a step back to another time when people had the means and time to focus on creating beauty from nature's wonder. it is so worth a visit for its history and serenity ...

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Austin, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It's a beautiful garden, but I'll always remember Thuya for the conversation I had with the most wonderful volunteer who told me all about the lodge and the history of the area. I wouldn't have even known to go into the lodge (only went in looking for a restroom), but I'm so glad I did -- so be sure to... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Beautiful and serene. Does not take long to tour - maybe alot an hour. If you can drive Sergeant Road, gawk at the gorgeous homes in Seal Harbor which is not too far from the gardens

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Hancock, Maine
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Well tended gardens, beautiful flowers at the peak, or start of peak. Folks working there were very helpful and respectful even if the questions were a little pedestrian.

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Delray Beach, FL
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

The Thuya grounds are lovely. Nice place for a walk and to see the flowers typical to Maine. Easy for all ages to get around. We took my 80 year old parents and they had no problem navigating the grounds.

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Brewer, Maine
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

It is a little hard to find but wellworth the visit. There is a great story, great views, just a beatifuls spot. Free and near Northeast. Make an hour to visit.

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