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Address: Peabody Drive, Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME
Phone Number: 207-276-5130
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Awesome Flowers!

Very nice garden with very unique flowers. It was a nice stop in between larger tours we had. Set aside about 30 minutes to walk through these very interesting gardens. Even... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Tampa
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Very nice garden with very unique flowers. It was a nice stop in between larger tours we had. Set aside about 30 minutes to walk through these very interesting gardens. Even the kids found the unique flowers really cool!

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Towson, MD
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This was mentioned to us by another guest where we were staying in Bar Harbor. A short drive got us to Northeast Harbor and Thuya Gardens. It was just a beautiful garden and quiet. The garden is free to enter but donations are recommended when entering. Well worth the donation! The gardens were well tended to with some of the... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Thuya Gardens is a must stop when your on Mount Dessert Island. We've been coming here for years and this was the first time I went into the visitor center. Linda was great and extremely knowledgable on the history of the gardens as well as the relationship to the Asticou Azalea Garden and Inn. Upon Linda's suggestion I went up... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The Thuya Gardens contain some of the most beautiful flowers I have seen. There colors galore and the walk through them is a delight. Take a little time to smell the roses! It's very close to the Asticou Inn and Gardens in Northeast Harbor.

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NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It's a small climb up or drive up if you'd rather. We walked up a lovely stone path with little resting areas. You come upon the summer house which is fantastic. We loved touring thru and listening to the sweet women who cam be your guide. Then out to the gardens. All I could think of were the many affairs... More 

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WI
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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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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 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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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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Additional Information about Thuya Gardens

Address: Peabody Drive, Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME
Phone Number: 207-276-5130
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  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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