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Address: Appledore Island, Isles of Shoals, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone Number: 603-964-9011
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This tiny, fragile garden of annuals has been kept alive by the field...

This tiny, fragile garden of annuals has been kept alive by the field station director.

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celia's original garden on Appledore Island

this is a destination trip with groups. on Appledore Island, so requires a boat trip. there are organized trips for garden maintenance as well as viewing of the garden

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
Janet C
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dennisport, ma

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dennisport, ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

this is a destination trip with groups. on Appledore Island, so requires a boat trip. there are organized trips for garden maintenance as well as viewing of the garden

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Hooksett, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This summer I finally made the trip to Appledore Island offered by the Shoals Marine Laboratory (Cornell/UNH partnership) and it was perfect. I've read Celia Thaxter's books and poems and her family is part of NH history. I so enjoyed seeing the garden that she created that has been brought back to life - with many of the flowers she... More 

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southern Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Before you go you must read a little about Celia Thaxter and her home on the island and her interest in gardening and the birds. She had so many wonderful historic people as her guests. There is little that remains of her home and even the garden can look lonely for her, but loving hands of volunteers keep her memory... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

It has been a few years since we visited Appledore on our boat. You can only get there by private boat or a ferry boat out of Portsmouth Harbor. Very pretty and of course being on a small historical Island is exciting.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

The reviewer below seems to think that Celia Thaxter's Garden is a bakery in Kittery. Ha! It's a garden on one of the islands of the Isles of Shoals. You can only get there by tour boat or private boat. It's wild and windswept, but they don't have pastries.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

Whether you are taking out or eating you will really enjoy this place.. Cafe menu items are delicious and bakery has a good selection of day to day items and specialty cakes. A must if you are hungry in kittery maine

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