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The K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre and Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens

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An informative stop for botanical plantings

This is an easy place to find halfway up University Avenue on the campus of Acadia University in... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2018
Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania
Impressive building and nice gardens.

It was a hot day and so I enjoyed the stroll through the shaded gardens and wooded area. The... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2018
Halifax, Canada
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32 University Ave. | Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed August 17, 2018

This is an easy place to find halfway up University Avenue on the campus of Acadia University in Wolfville. Parking is across the street. On needs about half an hour to explore the various plantings. We did not find any guides or docents to explain...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

It was a hot day and so I enjoyed the stroll through the shaded gardens and wooded area. The building is very very clean and bold. Little snack bar in the building too.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Meter parking is across the street (free after 8:00pm and on Sundays)and at the gym complex 300 or 400 metres away (free after 5:00pm and on Saturdays and Sundays). There is also free parking downtown about 500 metres away.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank gpaulk2015
Reviewed July 9, 2018

The university held a "Meet and Greet" event for our 40th reunion and it was really lovely. The room used to be the dining hall when we were there, but now it's like a ballroom. The space is open, with beautiful windows and woodwork, comfortable...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 27, 2018

If your in Wolfville looking to kill some time then this is the place to visit. Enjoy a peaceful walk around the gardens and you will feel relaxed and its free!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Joshua E
Reviewed January 5, 2018

This centre, affectionately known as the KCIC, is a wonderful gathering place for people of all ages. It truly showcases why Acadia is a wonderful university and Wolfville is a welcoming community for students, residents and tourists alike.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Jim U
Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

I had some work to do and found this gem on the Campus. Beautiful grounds and nice, light-filled common room for quiet studies.

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank 62JamieM
Reviewed October 15, 2017

I spent a wonderful morning here, walking around the gardens and forest area. Every bench beckoned me to sit for a moment and just enjoy the surroundings. I am so thankful for this place so that students from Acadia can recharge and visitors like me...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Kari S
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

This wasn't here when I went to Acadia many....many years ago! What a beautiful, impressive building and surrounding grounds. The students are very fortunate to have this lovely building in which to study! Stop by and don't hesitate to go in for a look.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Acadia80
Reviewed October 5, 2017

A great place to take a break, take a book , take a walk. Plan on a couple of hours to soak it in and you will feel your body begin to rest. Great design.

Date of experience: June 2017
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August 8, 2018|
Response from kcirvingcentre | Property representative |
The botanical gardens are open at 8am to dusk and the centre is 8am to 10pm. Enjoy your visit.
dianne w
February 23, 2016|
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Response from Barry M | Reviewed this property |
The Centre is on the Acadia University campus. A short walk through Wolfville will bring you to the water and some interesting historic landmarks.
September 30, 2015|
Response from bmackenz06 |
The K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre is open from 8am - 10pm Mon - Sun. The Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens is open daily from 8am - dusk.