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Lovely Thuya gardens and Asticou Terraces

Lovely English garden, very beautiful in the fall. Not too many flowers in bloom in October, but... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Noraatc
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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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Don’t miss these beautiful flower gardens near Northeast Harbor

Just visited the wonderful Thuya gardens near the Asticou Inn on MDI. The name Thuya stems from... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2018
map-reader_man
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Medfield, Massachusetts
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Reviewed September 29, 2011

On our way to Northeast Harbor, we stopped long enough to climb the terraces for the views of the Harbor and to visit the wonderful gardens that are a hidden treasure. You can drive up Thuyla drive and skip the short hike but the terraces...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely English garden, very beautiful in the fall. Not too many flowers in bloom in October, but foliage colors were amazing. The views of the bay from Asticou Terraces are equally beautiful. There are benches and the gazebo to sit, relax and enjoy the views....More

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Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Just visited the wonderful Thuya gardens near the Asticou Inn on MDI. The name Thuya stems from Latin (Thuya Occidentalis) for the white cedar trees near the Curtis lodge on the grounds. This is an easy level walk around large rectangular flower beds, and is...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

We looked forward to visiting Thuya gardens but an event, maybe a wedding, was getting organized and there must have been 50-60 people wandering around. It distracted from enjoying the quiet peaceful nature of the gardens and we left.

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Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

We parked and walked up the switch back terraces to first find the lodge and then the gardens. What a peaceful and serene setting. We enjoyed the lodge and the gardens quite well. If your up for some walking go up the terrace and you...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2018

The road is a bit scary but once you are there it's beautiful. I've gone at different times of the year and never disappointed. I love the different places to sit and just be.

Thank Tina R
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Beautifully maintained gardens and walk along a carefully designed path through the coastal woods. The path starts down the hill on Peabody St. and meanders up a hill to the gardens. It also connects to the many trails of Acadia. The gardens include formal sections,...More

2  Thank Carol C
Reviewed August 20, 2018

This visit was our second trip to Thuya Garden. The gardens are so beautifully maintained. If you have a photo friend in your group, here is a beautiful place to hone photography skills. My husband loved the tour of the Thuya Lodge and has been...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Today I visited the Garden of my dreams, daydreams and mindful meditation. This is the third time, spread out over 10 years. I have dreamt about the garden and the walk up the terraces many times. It is critical to start at the bottom and...More

1  Thank christopherfrantz13
Reviewed July 21, 2018

This is a small garden but wonderfully maintained. Places to sit. The road up was a little scary, but fortunately we dd not meet any oncoming cars. $5 donation suggested. The intricately carved doors were beautiful.

Thank MarylandSharon
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Visit the lovely lodge and then walk through the intricately carved garden gates to visit a series of raised perennial bed displays all labeled for the avid gardener. Suggested donation $5.

Thank Maggie K
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firefly42106
August 30, 2017|
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Response from anakmelayu | Reviewed this property |
agreed with all the suggestion above. We just drove up to the top garden spend 30min for the garden & house. If decide to drive bear in mind the road is tight (one car lane)
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L L
February 7, 2015|
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Response from anakmelayu | Reviewed this property |
Yes ..thuya garden on top of the hill , the wooden lodge is on the property. Hope this help..happy trail
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