Stroll our property and you'll discover our own beautiful cutting gardens, providing the Inn with fresh flowers and herbs all season long. Across the road from the Inn's main entrance lies the Asticou Azalea Garden, and just up the road are the splendid Thuya Gardens and adjacent Thuya Lodge. The beauty of these special spots is not to be missed! For more information about the gardens, visit the web site.
The Asticou Azalea Garden
Modeled after a classic Japanese garden, the Asticou Azalea Garden explodes each Spring in every imaginable shade of pink, coral, crimson and peach. Stroll its paths and discover quaint stone bridges over a bubbling stream that leads to a placid pool that reflects this dazzling burst of color. Ancient stone lanterns peek out from among the plantings, and benches everywhere invite quiet contemplation of this serene scene. After a summer clothed in quiet greens, the color returns, this time the blazing reds, yellows and oranges of a New England Autumn! The Azalea Garden is owned and maintained by the .
Thuya Gardens & Thuya Lodge
Named for the site's abundant white cedars (Thuja occidentalis), Thuya Gardens is part of what is known as Asticou Terraces, created by Boston landscape architect Joseph Henry Curtis. An English-style, semi-formal perennial garden, it was adapted for Coastal Maine by Charles Savage. The result is a marvelous surprise of gorgeous, formal flower beds against a backdrop of craggy granite outcrops and alpine woods so typical of downeast Maine! Thuya Gardens, Thuya Lodge, and the Asticou Terraces are owned and maintained by the .
Thuya Photo © John M. Hall