Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, Annapolis Royal

4.7
#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. 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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  • For someone who can barely identify the two basic varieties of 'tree', let alone flower or plant. This place was absolutely fascinating. The grounds are immaculate. What surprises, however, is the con...  more »
  • Each year the beautiful gardens welcomes in all the graduates for pictures to be taken before the young teens dance one last time before thwy head out to college or work place experiences. Such a beau...  more »
  • This garden is just the right size to enjoy without being overwhelmed and is right in town. We had a good soup and scone, homemade in the friendly cafĂ©. If you are in AR, you must not miss this attrac...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Been here only once, but it's a great spot for wedding pictures.
  • 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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