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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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Great place to visit!

This was a wonderful place to visit! You can drive up to the beautiful flower gardens or climb up the granite steps, which we did. The climb is not hard and has nice stone... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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South Houston, Texas

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South Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This was a wonderful place to visit! You can drive up to the beautiful flower gardens or climb up the granite steps, which we did. The climb is not hard and has nice stone outcroppings and shelters. The carved doors to the main garden depict area flora and fauna and it is a very peaceful place.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We parked at the bottom and walked up. It's a nice walk with natural and formal gardens. I recommend the walk through the woods to the azalea garden also.

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Allentown, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We definitely would have driven right by this garden if we hadn't been given a tip by our innkeeper! Even though we knew what we were looking for, the signage for this garden is small, so if you decide that you want to vist Thuya Garden, you definitely need to keep your eyes open when you approach Northeast Harbor. The... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Good for adults who like beautiful flowers and gardening. Don't take your teenager- they will roll their eyes and think you are even more lame than before.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This is our second visit to Thuya Gardens. Last time was in the fall. The flowers this visit were so beautiful and we were thrilled to see many different varieties of flowers in bloom. While the peonies were just about done blooming, their fragrance was magnificant. We love the wooden structures that house seating areas. My husband and I spent... More 

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East Hartland, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Oh you don't have to take the stairs! There is a road that goes right to the gardens. These are beautiful with all the flowers labeled. Saw a few impressive ones. The stairs up, over 200, was taxing after a day of hiking and biking, but fun none the less. Has spectacular views of the harbor that you don't get... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Thuya Garden is very near Asticou Azalea garden, but you should drive over there along the waterfront road. Then walk up the hill to the Garden itself; it isn't too hard, even for +65. Kids will love it. Great views of the NE Harbor Marina as well as lovely gardens.

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Trenton, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Dont' miss this garden! You can walk up the perfecly manicured mountain path, or drive up if you are unable, but I highly recommend the path! This garden is a sweet reward, hidden in the woods, wonderful flowers all summer.

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Randolph
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Visited the Gardens as part of planning for a Navy Reunion for the Destroyer USS ORLECK DD 886 Association that I am bringing to Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor and Southwest Harbor. I fell in love with the area and the Asticou Garden is a must to come to and come back to. I met a couple with child from India... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We really enjoyed the hike up the terraces, and the reward at the top was spectacular! We have visited many gardens all over the US, and this was by far our favorite. The diversity of plants, flowers, and trees was surprising. We had fun photographing the hummingbirds. The peacefulness was much appreciated, and the staff were quite friendly and knowledgeable.... More 

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Address: The Asticou Inn, Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME
Phone Number: 800-258-3373, 207-276-3344
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Mount Desert  >  Northeast Harbor

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