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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TripAdvisor
  • We enjoyed a relaxing and peaceful hour walking around the gardens. Beautiful roses and a Japanese water garden. Nice shop too. 
  • Tres beaux jardins variants d'une époque à l'autre mais si on ne comprend pas toujours bien les liens entre jardins et histoire mais là c'est la compréhension de la langue qui faisait défaut. Très bel...  more »
  • Very nice gardens, we went there in late September but there was still a lot of nices flowers and overall the gardens were really pretty. Very peaceful and quiet, I loved this visit. Several types of ...  more »
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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)