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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  • It's really worth taking the time to learn about the history behind these gardens. The design, the plants, the Acadian cottage ... all right out of the history books. If you're a fan of gardens and sp...  more »
  • Amazing and full of surprises! Incredible staff. I wanted to take my 85 ywar old father there, but he has great difficulty walking. They had a complimentary scooter for him to use!! It was awesome and...  more »
  • We enjoyed a relaxing and peaceful hour walking around the gardens. Beautiful roses and a Japanese water garden. Nice shop too.  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)