Thuya Garden, Asticou Terraces & Thuya Lodge

by Letitia Baldwin

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The Thuya Garden, Asticou Terraces and Thuya Lodge is a public 140-acre preserve located in Northeast Harbor, Maine. Twenty-eight acres of the property was originally owned by Joseph Henry Curtis and gifted to the residents of Mount Desert in 1928 upon Curtis’ death.  Shortly thereafter, the town appointed Charles K. Savage, resident and gifted landscape designer, to the position of trustee, a post he held for 37 years. Savage oversaw the property, initiated contributions of additional land from John D. Rockefeller Jr., and was responsible for the design and creation of Thuya Garden in 1956. 

  The Thuya Garden book details the history of the property, including the influential people who have shaped what it is today.  Included in the book are descriptions of unique garden features including the Solderholtz vessels, the hand-carved cedar and mahogany entrance gates, and the memorial plaques to both Joseph Henry Curtis and Charles K. Savage. A foreword to the book is written by Mary Ann Savage Habib, the daughter of Charles K. Savage, who grew up in Northeast Harbor and now resides in Washington, DC.


The book was originally printed in 2008 as a commemorative 50th Anniversary edition and sold with the Asticou Azalea Garden Book in a two-volume book set.


Price: $15 + shipping*

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