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Address: Peabody Drive, Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME
Phone Number: 207-276-5130
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Spend some down time just relaxing in the garden. It's very peaceful. There's benches & a pavilion with seats for your enjoyment.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Westville, Indiana
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Westville, Indiana
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151 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Spend some down time just relaxing in the garden. It's very peaceful. There's benches & a pavilion with seats for your enjoyment.

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Norwell, MA
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We've visited Thuya Gardens on several trips to Mount Desert Island at different times of the year and it's always spectacular. It's a little hard to find because it is off the road. If you are traveling route 3 towards Northeast Harbor and pass the Asticou Inn and gardens, you've gone too far. There is parking just off route 3... More 

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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Worth a stop and worth walking from the roadside parking area (though for those with climbing limitations, there is parking up the hill by the entrance.). Stunning views of Southwest Harbor on climb up. Beautiful flowers -- lots of butterflies!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The Thuya Gardens and their accompanying lodge (a former summer cottage) are meticulously maintained and operated. They contain beautiful flowers, bees, and butterflies.

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bangor, maine
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I live in Maine and make a point of visiting Thuya Gardens every summer in its peak season (July and August). A spectacular perennial garden. The color combinations are inspired. There is a shelter at the end of the garden with cushioned benches that is perfect for a quiet read. the monarch butterfly habitat is a treat as well. Not... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Beautiful gardens in Acadia National Park - small, so you can fit in a visit along with Asticou Azalea Garden. We visited in late May, early morning, so the weather was wonderful and the flowers were in bloom. If you only have time for one of these gardens, I'd recommend Asticou Azalea Garden, especially if the azaleas are in bloom.

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The gardens are magnificent. Entrance is (surprisingly free) but they do suggest a $5 donation, and its' worth every penny. There is a trail linking this with the azalea gardens so you can visit both without moving your car. The walk from the main parking area on Route 3 is uphill and not suited to anyone with mobility issues, but... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Extremely well done semi-formal gardens on top of a hill overlooking the water. Many hundreds of flowers, shrubs, trees, mosses and water features in a tranquil setting. My wife and son (and I) also enjoyed the wild blueberries along the trail and in the gardens. Lovely views, lots of birds, squirrels, frogs and a whole bunch of Monarch butterflies. Terrific... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

It was raining the day we stopped at Thuya Gardens but it was enjoyable, nevertheless. This year was a late blooming season so even some of the rhoddies were still flowering in August. A lovely array of lavishly blooming flowers that are not to be missed if you're a botanical garden fan.

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South Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Very nice park to walk in and relax; beautiful flowers. You can drive up to the area and park or climb the granite staircase and be rewarded with nice views and just a nice easy climb up the hillside.

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