Thuya Garden, Maine

Flower 2Recently, Cal & I were lucky enough to be invited by my parents to spend some time in Maine.  As they are now both retired they had decided to rent a cabin for a week.  Cal and I took an extended weekend, and got in just enough time to enjoy the sites.

One of my favorite parts of the trip was our journey to Thuya Garden in Northeast Harbor. You begin by climbing up sets of steep switchbacks, each one taking you higher and higher up the side of the cliff.  As you climb you are greeted by breathtaking views of the harbor.  Imagine brightly colored sailboats, schooners, and dinghies spread across the water.  As the breeze blows across the water you catch the slight smell of salt water typical with the ocean. It really is the quintessential image of a a seaside village.

Once you reach the top of the climb, you’ll notice Thuya Lodge on your right.  It opens at 10 AM and you can find more information about the gardens inside.  If you continue walking you will come to the gates of Thuya Garden.  These gates are amazing.  The designs you see were intricately hand-carved into pieces of cedar by Charles K. Savage and Augustus D. Phillips.

Thuya

The gardens are beautiful.  There is a variety of flowers, and each one is well kept.

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Flower 4Aren’t they just beautiful.  I would definitely suggest you visit this treasure if you ever find yourself in Maine.

Where is your favorite place to travel?

As always eat healthy stay fit,

Elle

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About Elle

I love to write and I love to cook. When I'm hit with a sudden inspiration of ideas and thoughts I take to the kitchen. Whether I'm at my stove or my computer I let this inspiration take flight and try to craft real life recipes and stories to intrigue.
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