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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 15, 2014
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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151 reviews 151 reviews
52 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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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386 reviews 386 reviews
218 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

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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85 reviews 85 reviews
20 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 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
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
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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boston, MA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

So beautiful in the morning lots of flowers really peaceful. My kids loved it especially the paths and lawn piece they could spread out and explore we could see them and it was pretty. My kids are five and 15 months

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Dallas, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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