Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, Annapolis Royal

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#1 of 52 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. A visit to Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Annapolis Royal tour planner to plot your vacation.
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  • August 14, 2017
    This is easy to find when coining from the highway. The formal gardens are picture perfect. There are several different levels which makes the walk through the gardens very unique.  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    This place is pretty cool even if your not a fan on gardens. Admission is a bit pricy though. I would recommend it to a friend  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    A recent tour of the Historic Gardens was well worth it. The meandering paths with many varieties of flowers, shrubs and native trees made it seem as if you were in another time and place. The gardens...  more »
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  • June 20, 2017
    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 ;)
  • July 7, 2017
    It's a great place to walk, relax and enjoy a nice sunny day.
  • June 25, 2017
    Nice and good but not worth the money
  • January 23, 2017
    This garden is absolutely beautiful from spring, summer and fall. Feels like your Alice in wonderland when walking through. Two thumbs way up!
  • December 15, 2016
    Lovely!! Even in late fall when we visited. Reasonable admission and a nice walk. The gardens are as pretty and quaint as the rest of Annapolis Royal.

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