Thuya Garden & Asticou Terraces, Northeast Harbor, ca. 1961

Contributed by Mount Desert Island Historical Society


This photograph is of the Thuya Garden after the installation of the new design of Charles K. Savage and the introduction of a series of rhododendron from the dismantled estate of Beatrix Farrand on Reef Point in Bar Harbor.

The construction of the garden and addition of fencing and other garden features was completed from 1956-1961 under the supervision of Charles K. Savage who was trustee of the Asticou Terraces Trust at that time. The funds for this renovation were from the Trust endowment and through generous support of John D. Rockefeller Jr.

The large urn in the foreground is a pot created by Eric Soderholtz, a European potter who lived in Gouldsboro Maine and created garden sculpture during the 1940's and 50's. The apple tree incorporated into the garden design was the only remaining tree from a small orchard planted sometime after 1912 but before 1924 by Joseph H. Curtis, the original owner of the Thuya Lodge and the adjacent property.

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  • Title: Thuya Garden & Asticou Terraces, Northeast Harbor, ca. 1961
  • Creation Date: circa 1961
  • Subject Date: circa 1961
  • Location: Mount Desert, Hancock County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 12 cm x 18 cm
  • Collection: Mount Desert Land & Garden Preserve
  • Object Type: Image

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PO Box 653, 353 Sound Drive, Mount Desert, ME 04660
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