We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Thuya Gardens

Address: Peabody Drive, Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, ME
Phone Number: 207-276-5130
Improve this listing
97%
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Attraction details
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Hotels near Thuya Gardens

Write a Review

34 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    30
    3
    1
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Millinocket, Maine
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ridgefield, CT
Top Contributor
505 reviews 505 reviews
275 attraction reviews
300 helpful votes 300 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Averill Park, New York
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Marblehead, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
60 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
407 reviews 407 reviews
229 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
20 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stevensville, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Thuya Gardens also viewed

Northeast Harbor, DownEast and Acadia Maine
Bar Harbor, DownEast and Acadia Maine
 
Bar Harbor, DownEast and Acadia Maine
Bar Harbor, DownEast and Acadia Maine
 

Been to Thuya Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Thuya Gardens staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?