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Address: Peabody Drive, Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, ME
Phone Number: 207-276-5130
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Rustic Climb

One can travel by car to the upper parking area but we chose the climb from Route 3. Would not recommend this entrance for those who might have trouble with stairs. There are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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WI
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55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

One can travel by car to the upper parking area but we chose the climb from Route 3. Would not recommend this entrance for those who might have trouble with stairs. There are lots of them but it is a rustic path through lovely tree and fern, rocky areas. Just beautiful. The formal gardens at the top are very nice... More 

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Bar Harbor
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Thuya is a beautiful English Border Garden at the top of a hill overlooking Northeast Harbor. Walk up the path, taking time to rest along the way under rustic shelters and take in the view. The gardens are an amazing palette of colors, textures and peaceful spots to sit and relax. The butterfly garden welcomes Monarch butterflies and in August... More 

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Trenton, Maine
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This garden is so worth the stop, you can hike up from the road, or drive, if you are unable. So worth the hike! There are super little rest stops along the way, and once you reach the garden you will not be disappointed. Mid summer is best for the most impressive floral displays, but still worth the trip in... More 

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Walked through wooded area and turned a corner to find brilliant beautiful colors. Well maintained flowers of all shapes and sizes are placed in a nicely planned landscape. Each area has it's own personality and kids had fun taking pictures with the taller varieties. Definitely a good stop.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Thuya Lodge and Gardens is a worthwhile addition to your Bar Harbor vacation. Be sure to drive until you find the Thuya Drive parking lot. Otherwise it's a monstrous climb up the hill. Nice docent led tour of the lodge and a self guided tour of the gardens.

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Bar Harbor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Don't miss this amazing English Border Garden. Hike up the rustic and winding trail from Route 3 or drive up to the gate. Each year head gardener, Priscilla Hutton, designs an amazing palette of colors, textures and species to create a paradise of tranquility and life - perfect for meditation, photography and enjoyment.

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Millinocket, Maine
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We went here in November and the gardens are in season but it would be real pretty in the summer months. A place I want to return to. We was looking for a geocache here. The climb isn't for the elderly but there is a road to go up during the summer months.

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Ridgefield, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 358 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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42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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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213 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 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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Additional Information about Thuya Gardens

Address: Address: Peabody Drive, Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, ME
Phone Number: 207-276-5130
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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