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Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens

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Closes in 19 min: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Pleasant Place to Visit

I have been to Annapolis Royal many times, but even though I am an avid gardener, I never stopped... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lisa R
Bethesda, Maryland
Enjoy every time I go !

I very much enjoy coming here in all seasons. It is a great walk with lots to appreciate in every... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Sheron H
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada
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ESCAPE from the hectic pace of everyday life with a visit to Annapolis Royal’s beautiful Historic Gardens!In a beautiful setting overlooking a tidal river valley, the 17 acre Historic Gardens is a premiere Nova Scotia attraction showcasing gardening...more
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441 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0, Canada
+1 902-532-7018
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All reviews rose garden acadian house full bloom gift shop stop and smell the roses plants and flowers water features late september vegetable garden garden lovers spend an afternoon elm tree several hours great variety lovely walk beautiful spot on site
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to Annapolis Royal many times, but even though I am an avid gardener, I never stopped at the Historic Gardens. I travel in the late fall, when gardens are past their prime, so I didn't think it would be worth a visit....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 7 November 2018

I very much enjoy coming here in all seasons. It is a great walk with lots to appreciate in every season. They also have a scooter available which on occasion I have had to use. It may be a bit of a wait for one...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sheron H
Reviewed 30 October 2018

all set up for Halloween and very wittily done. Lovely space, must be glorious in summer. the rose garden was still blooming and many other areas very attractive despite poor weather. Great to walk out along the dyke walk close to the river. Pleasant staff...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Davinia W
Reviewed 29 October 2018

I went during their Hallowe'en event when they've put everything to bed for winter and have decorated everything for a spooky lantern lit walk after dark. Everyone here was lovely and the decorations are spooky and inspired. I love the chicken wire sculptures that are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 18 October 2018

We enjoyed a lovely afternoon in these gardens. Well laid out and varied. We left to go out for lunch and then returned to finish our visit. Well worth going to if you are interested in plants.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pollyoppy
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Did the 1.5 hour garden tour, generally covering all parts of the garden. Very informative and knowledgeable volunteers that gave the tour. It's amazing what can be grown in this micro climate. Would love to come back when the rhododendrons are in bloom.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Vic D
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I was only able to spend an hour in the gardens but I'm glad I did! It was just beautiful and peaceful to walk around. I enjoyed the Victorian Garden the most and took some photos of the butterfly garden so I can improve my...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank christel y
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Impressed with the dedicated staff, variety of specimens attention to detail and maintenance of the properties. Even though it doesn't need to have a flower to be beautiful, there are plenty of blooms to see , even in early fall. Don't miss it!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank R3327ARthomass
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Wonderful gardens that take about an hour or more to walk around. There was still many flowers in bloom in late September …...the grounds are beautifully kept, don't rush and smell the roses. There are mobility devices if one is needed, the paths are all...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank someday0713
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Over the years I have visited the Gardens many times, in all seasons and it is always such a joy. It doesn't matter if flowers are just starting, in full bloom or have gone to sleep, there is always so much to see. It is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Linda C
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Dee B
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You can walk dogs on the grounds with a leash