Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, Annapolis Royal

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#1 of 75 in Parks in Southwest Nova Scotia
Take things down a gear during a relaxing stroll through Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens. Established in 1986 in a scenic position overlooking a tidal river valley, the gardens explore Nova Scotia's natural heritage, as well as the changing ways that communities have tamed, used, and appreciated the plant life native to the region. Walk through the historically themed gardens, such as an apple orchard arranged according to 18th-century practices; a Victorian garden bright with colorful annuals; and a large pine forest, representing pre-Columbian times when the area was inhabited by the Mi'kmaq. Make Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens a centerpiece of your Annapolis Royal vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Annapolis Royal trip planner .
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  • This is one of my favourite places in Nova Scotia, and my family visits every year. We are particularly fond of the rose garden; the rhododendron and azalea collection is also impressive. The Acadian ...  more »
  • after such a cold spring it was a pleasure the tulips, the magnolias, and the lungworts showing their best colors. The remaining trees and flowers provided such a quiet ambiance that it invited you to...  more »
  • Lovely place to stroll and look around. Romantic setting for couples. Lots to see if your interest is in gardening. Not the best spot for children to run around, as you don't want to disturb and any o...  more »
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  • Lovely anytime of year. Best walk around!
  • These gardens are so very nice. The layout of the garden by periods is really a nice change. The tour was very informative and the volunteer guide was very knowledgeable. This is well worth the cost and time if you like gardens and flowers.
  • Well maintained garden with a dike wall. We especially enjoyed the large trees since Nova Scotia has many, many trees but not many very large. Also the lay-out of the victorian garden was exquisite with beautiful color combinations.
  • Absolutely stunning place to tour around. Great community contributions here as well. Very nice feeling.
  • Lovely botanical gardens. Worth a visit when you're in the area. Good place to have a small picnic and take pictures. Be aware of nesting dowitchers though, they might attack ;)
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