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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  • You can stride out around the property or concentrate on the individual displays and beds. Sadly the Gardens are now closed for winter but make sure you visit from spring onwards. Lovely people too......  more »
  • Halloween deco throughout, beautiful displays, great rose garden for the Oct 24, warm weather has given extra life and beauty to the gardens!  more »
  • We were quite underwhelmed by Annapolis Royal in the shoulder season, but the Historic Gardens were the bright spot. There were more blooming than we thought would be, and it was a beautiful place to ...  more »
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  • 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 ;)
  • It's a great place to walk, relax and enjoy a nice sunny day.
  • Nice and good but not worth the money
  • This garden is absolutely beautiful from spring, summer and fall. Feels like your Alice in wonderland when walking through. Two thumbs way up!
  • 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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