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Thuya Gardens

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We visit annually. Last summer we visited on the hottest day and the flowers were magnificent and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Eastford, Connecticut
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You can drive up I think, but best is hiking up from opposite Asticou Gardens (not to be missed... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2018
Cold Spring, New York
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Reviewed yesterday

We visit annually. Last summer we visited on the hottest day and the flowers were magnificent and we forgot about the heat. We recommend parking in the lower parking lot and taking the short hike to the garden.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lyneskristine
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

It would have been nice if we could have found the entrance. Signs are lacking. Found the parking but had no idea where to go.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kpaton56
Reviewed October 6, 2018

You can drive up I think, but best is hiking up from opposite Asticou Gardens (not to be missed either) - spectacular views down on the Harbor from all along the climb. Bring a camera for the views and the flowers!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

A fabulously maintained garden worth viewing all through the summer . Best viewing time in late August fir maximum flower power

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tamsoccer
Reviewed September 23, 2018

If your looking for a short quick excursion, this was great. I found the flower gardens beautiful! Lots of Hummingbirds and It was also a very peaceful place to visit. I really enjoyed it!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sandi N
Reviewed September 3, 2018

What an amazing garden! Summer flowers galore with each carefully labeled. You can park along the highway and walk up the hill or take a side road right up to the gardens. It also has a summer cottage to tour with furnishings just like the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Snowbirds2
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Beautiful gardens with an incredible variety of plants and flowers, with beautiful butterflies, bees and caterpillars!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rosie S
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The flowers here are beautiful and the setting is peaceful. If you want to walk up from route 3 you can, looking back at Northeast Harbor but you don’t have to. There’s a driveway right up to the gardens. Even better, there are some beautiful...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JH928S4
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

We were told this garden is a hidden gem by a good friend and she was absolutely right. A taste of heaven on earth. While you can drive to the garden, the walk up from the harbor side on Rt 3 was invigorating - but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David-0n-the-road
Reviewed August 23, 2018

The two gardens associated with the Asticou Inn in Northeast Harbor shouldn't be missed. The Thuya Gardens are spectular plantings with spectacular views. One should certainly park at the base of the hill and enjoy the comfortable climb to the cottage and gardens at the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Harry D
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August 13, 2018|
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You can drive up there and it is very nice and easy to walk around if you drive up