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Our Gardens

The Christmas Cove INN, dba Unique Yankee B&B, Opens its Meditation Rose Gardens to the Public

Guest enjoy the beautiful gardens of The Chirstmas Cove INN. Gardens surroud the INN and are thouroughly enjoyed from visitors near and far.

The Unique Yankee Inn as seen through one of the many maintained gardens

A Rose, beautifully captured, showing it pink glamour in the Rose Garden of the Unique Yankee Inn
In the fantastic gardens of the Unique Yankee Inn you will find visitors
Perched high above the gardens from the third floor deck of the Unique Yankee of Maine INN
Come visit the majestic gardens of the Unique Yankee of Maine INN, relax and enjoy the floral garden arrangements of the grounds at the Inn.
The public is invited to come by, relax and enjoy he beautiful perennial gardens surrounding the Unique Yankee Inn, formerly a Bed & Breakfast, on Rutherford Island. The three acre Inn setting is at the highest point of Rutherford Island overlooking John's Bay, the Gulf of Maine, and Christmas Cove. Christmas Cove, on the Pemaquid Peninsula, with its historic "cottages," is famous as a Maine summer vacation colony and destination.

 

Watch this beautifully designed meditation garden bloom and change with the seasons.

 

The centerpiece of the now-public gardens is a "floating" four-section rose garden. Richard Munson, the innkeepers' gardener, refers to this garden as "floating" because it is "raised" above a solid granite ledge. Nine hundred square feet of the ancient granite ledge has been excavated and left exposed so that guest and visitors could be "awed" by the fascinating ledge outcroppings which geologist estimate to be between 380 and 450 million years old. The "Bucksport Ledge" on the island predates the formation of the Atlantic Ocean.

The floating rose garden features 75 beautiful hybrid tea and floribunda roses in an exquisite range of colors.

Many of David Austin antique roses and the patented varieties have been especially hybridized to withstand Maine's harsh winters.

It's "On The House"
In addition to the 75 roses in the "floating" meditation garden there are 80 rugosa roses and over 200 other perennials and countless annuals. Guest and the public alike are also invited to ascend the 55 steps up to the ocean observatory. The view is "on the house," so to speak, as the ocean observatory (50' up) is a "house on a house" with 11 windows that enable a 360-degree view of not only the surrounding gardens but also John's Bay and the Gulf of Maine clear out to Monhegan Island over the top of the Pemaquid Peninsula.

Directions: Highway 129 south through South Bristol. Cross the bridge at the Gut. Continue on Route 129 to Coveside Road. Follow the Inn/B&B signs. Come up a 1000' drive to the hilltop oasis.

For more information call 207-644-1502

 
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