Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, Annapolis Royal
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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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  • Couldn't justify spending $50.00 for admission when a lot of the flowers etc. weren't in bloom yet. We were there in early June 
  • A big thank you to all the volunteers who certainly outdone themselves with this year's ghostly and wicked garden walk! 
  • We stayed right across the street and spent most of the day here. Even thought it was September we still found it to be outstanding. When in season, can just imagine the rose gardens. 
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  • We had a wonderful tour guide who showed us gardening trends dating back 400 years including the reconstructed Acadian house and gardens from 1671. We all thoroughly enjoyed this. It was well worth it as we discovered much more which we might have overlooked on our own.
  • Amazing flower gardens but I liked the historical and experimental vegetable gardens the best. We specifically visited for the Acadian cottage which was worthwhile but not something that takes much time to take in.
  • "Keukenhof in Canada " described it all except the majority is rose. The outside dyke is a nice historical walk without flowers lol.
  • Lovely walk through these gardens, that appear to be supported by an enthusiastic historical society.
  • Amazing collection with an interesting variety, friendly staff and kid friendly (as long as they aren't rough with the flowers)