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Address: The Asticou Inn, Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME
Phone Number: 800-258-3373, 207-276-3344
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Gorgeous blooms in a lovely setting

I love the layout of this garden! There are so many vistas, several with seating, that let you just bask in the beauty of the garden. The variety of the plants is impressive. Each... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Portland, Maine

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Portland, Maine
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63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the layout of this garden! There are so many vistas, several with seating, that let you just bask in the beauty of the garden. The variety of the plants is impressive. Each time I've visited, the garden beds have been pristine! The lodge, if open, is worth a stop and the volunteers on duty are both knowledgeable and... More 

Thank NieSam
Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here twice and it is one of the most pristinely maintained gardens. Hike up the terraces to reach the garden instead of driving, you won't be disappointed!

Thank Seth M
Boston, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

If you love gardens and natural settings with a bit of local history thrown in then you will not be disappointed by Thuya Garden. The display gardens and pathways are lovingly tended and attract myriad butterflies and hummingbirds. You can tour the gardens as a trip by itself or combine then with a hike, as there are trails that extend... More 

Thank TFidl
Bucks County, PA
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89 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Thuya properties contain Asticou Gardens & terraces as well as Thuya Lodge. Boston landscape architect Joseph H. Curtis developed this property for his own use, then left it to the residents of Mt. Desert. Landscape designer Charles K. Savage became trustee and expanded the lodge's library of botanical/horticultural literature, incorporating prints as well. Thuya Garden is based on an English... More 

Thank Compassrose87
Cincinnati, Ohio
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We visit this attraction every time we visit Acadia. Park in small parking lot on route 3 across from Asticou Terrace. Hike up to Thuya Gardens for a visit then at the back exit the gate to the Map House, from their it is a wonderful 1 hour hike to Jordan Pond for popovers. A great way to visit Asticou,... More 

Thank OSUDen
Punta Gorda, FL
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Not worth a special trip here, but if you are nearby, well worth it. You do need to be able to hike a bit if you park at the bottom of the hill.

Thank Duane I
Westville, Indiana
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204 reviews
156 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

After our must do activity of the day (Jordan Pond), we drove down Hwy 3 (Peabody Drive in NE Harbor) to try to find Asticou Terraces. The signage is very small, so look sharp! There's a tiny parking lot across the street that we were fortunate enough to get one of the last spaces. Be careful walking across the busy... More 

Thank CindyK48
Raleigh, North Carolina
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103 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This compact and well designed garden and cottage from the late 19th century is well worth a visit even for those who are not gardeners. For gardeners there are enough interesting combinations that make the beds look as if they just happened without looking chaotic. It is small enough that it will not tax the attention span of young children.... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We hiked up and it is a beautiful view of the harbor. This really is a little treasure provided by Mr Curtis and Mr Savage. I wish I could remember the woman's name at the lodge because she gave a wonderful and insightful talk. The lodge is quite amazing. Wonderful layout and details that would work today.

Thank Moiraf43
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84 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

These gardens are fantastic. There is a wonderful mix of colors and smells. The flowers are huge and beautiful. There are two ways to get there. One is up 200 or so rock steps that vary in size. It is a beautiful hike, moderately to mildly strenuous. The other is to drive up a drive. Go in the late afternoon... More 

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