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Address: Peabody Drive, Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME
Phone Number: 207-276-5130
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Gorgeous place,even in the fall.

I've visited here twice in early to mid-October and the gardens are still FULL of flowers. It's a photographers dream. Take the hike up, or just drive and park at the top of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
Jill S
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Phoenix, United States
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Phoenix, United States
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51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I've visited here twice in early to mid-October and the gardens are still FULL of flowers. It's a photographers dream. Take the hike up, or just drive and park at the top of the hill. It's a really beautiful, serene place worth seeing.

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Clarksburg, West Virginia
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63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is a hidden gem in Northeast Harbor. The gardens are lovely and well maintained with both sun and shade plants. The perennial beds are bordered by grass walkways. There is a reflecting pool at one end of the garden and a viewing pavilion on the other end. It is a lovely place to unwind and enjoy the butterflies and... More 

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Sheffield
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

A very pleasant garden with lovely butterflies and hummingbirds! The garden was interesting since it has been carved out of the hillside and uses local plants and trees.A natural garden!! The lodge was very interesting and worth the visit.

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Lady Lake, Florida
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

This little known sanctuary is a beautifully landscaped area with a Japanese influence in its hand-raked wooded paths. Two huge rows of flowers in the central lawn area present a riot of color in summer, with labels for almost all blooming plants. A great place to gather ideas for additions to your own garden.

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Thank D J
Westville, Indiana
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221 reviews
170 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

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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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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338 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 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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Thank acedaughter
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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Thank Naomi J
Columbia, South Carolina
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41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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