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Asticou Terraces / Thuya Garden

The Asticou Inn, P.O. Box 337, Northeast Harbor, ME
800-258-3373, 207-276-3344
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Georgetown, Massachusetts
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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I'm kind of a jock not a garden type but I loved this place. Now I don't know much about design like some other reviewers do but I thought the place very beautiful. We went in July which is best I understand to see the flowers in full bloom. An older woman from Orono told me she comes in just... More

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The gardens are beautiful and the grounds are well maintained. We hiked up and loved the view of the harbor. We came across this place because we were in an art gallery in Bar Harbor that featured a photographers works which included these garden. This place is not advertised enough. Food is not allowed into the gardens. This place is... More

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NH
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Very pretty gardens which are peaceful even when busy. Thuya can be reached by hiking trails or by car. The drive up to it is paved but narrow. They don't allow food so don't plan on a picnic.

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Damariscotta, Maine
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We've visited in the spring and it's been sort of nice. The varied plantings made us suspect it would be grand in mid-summer. We were right. The proverbial riot of color. Everything so professionally designed in its variety. Many of the items are annuals - what a task that must be; not to mention the man handpicking beetles off the... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The overlooks on the path up to the gardens capture a beautiful view of Northeast Harbor. It is a little steep, but not a long walk. They also offer the ability to drive to the top. The Curtis house is neat to see and the host offers a lot of information about the time and area. The gardens themselves are... More

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Minneapolis
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

During our visit there were few other visitors, which added to the tranquility of the gardens. The sand garden was reminiscent of Ryoanji in Kyoto but smaller and with superior flora. The dogwood blossoms next to the azaleas, Japanese maple and pine trees completed the scene with an exquisite balance of color and texture.

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Chciago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

If you happen to venture toward this side of Mount Desert Island, you should take some time and view both of these venues. Parking seemed a bit tricky at first, but once you get it, you will be glad that you took the time. These are beautiful gardens and the views from Thuya are wonderous, especially if you wander down... More

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Belfast, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were there early in the season and will venture back. What a joy to be among the flowering plants, trees, and views! Such a treasure and so accessible. I can't imagine that I've driven these gifts for so many years. Don't miss the gardens and the terrace!

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Titusville
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1,116 reviews 1,116 reviews
772 attraction reviews
849 helpful votes 849 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We hiked the 1/2 mile gradual trail up to the Thuya Garden. The entrance to the Asticou Terrace is easy to miss...look for it on the right at a small parking area just past the Asticou Lodge going toward Seal Harbor. You have to cross the street to enter the slight incline for the first tier. There is a covered... More

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Halifax, Canada
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45 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

We had a great hike through the gardens and very much enjoyed it. It was fall but still many flowers in bloom and the grounds were very well maintained. We were there during the time the national parks were all closed due to the USA government shutting down so this was a very pleasant diversion.

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