The College of the Atlantic Gardens consist of several historic gardens, community gathering and recreation areas, an arboretum and walking pathways for the community to enjoy. The seaside campus of the college aims to inspire and educate the public about horticulture through the beauty of landscaped gardens.
Signature gardens include The Turrets Sea Side Garden, which features a blue-grey color scheme; The Sunken Garden, which was created for the original owners of the Turrets, John and Lela Emory; and The Straus Gardens in the ‘Kathryn W. Davis Student Village’.
Designed by landscape architect Sam Coplon, these gardens feature different courtyards that represent regions around the world along the 45th parallel. A contemporary Northern European garden boasts beautiful maple trees and Japanese stewartia in winter and kousa dogwood blossoms in the spring, while a Maine cottage-style garden features native species such as Cunningham’s white rhododendron, mountain laurel, and a Japanese-inspired garden.
105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, 207-288-5015 Photo: College of the Atlantic Gardens
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