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Thuya Gardens

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

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beautiful gardens

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
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Huntsville, Alabama
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Huntsville, Alabama
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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507 reviews 507 reviews
276 attraction reviews
308 helpful votes 308 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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178 reviews 178 reviews
63 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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235 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 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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87 reviews 87 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.

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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.

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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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