Garden Tour on Mount Desert Island Maine Part 2

More gorgeous views of the Maine coast awaited us around every turn as we visited the final two houses on the Mount Desert garden tour.

Last year my husband Michael and I spent a few days visiting Acadia National Park for its 100th anniversary and touring gardens on Mount Desert Island, Maine, USA.  To see the beautiful photos in my previous Mount Desert posts, click on the title: Scenes from Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National ParkAsticou Azalea Garden, Thuya Garden, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden Part 1, and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden: Part 2

A major purpose of our visit was to attend The Garden Club of Mount Desert’s 2016 garden tour, which we did.  To view the photos in Part 1 of my garden tour post, click Garden Tour on Mount Desert Island MaineHere is Part 2:

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A classic Maine summer “cottage”


Notice the elegant granite container on the wall.


succulents in a crack in a boulder


view across the lawn from the back patio


The view extends all the way down to the water’s edge.

.There were extensive perennial gardens around the patio, but the sun was so bright it washed out all my photos.



Our favorite part of this garden was the picture perfect vegetable garden loaded with produce in raised beds edged with granite.



As we climbed the steep drive to the last house on the tour, we admired the mountain view.


Even the garage was scenic.


Notice the bay and the islands on the horizon.



The gardens on the ocean side of the house were terraced with several levels of stone walls.


There was even a castle-like stone look out!




Upcoming posts will feature a garden tour in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and a house and garden tour on Little Diamond Island in Casco Bay off Portland, Maine.



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5 Responses to “Garden Tour on Mount Desert Island Maine Part 2”

  1. Wow, looks like quite a property! I love those terrace garden beds, with the juxtaposition of stone and lush perennial borders.

  2. Marydell Oakley Says:

    I really enjoyed your pictures in Mail!

  3. Well done. Photos are exceptional.

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