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

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

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LJDValley
Bible Hill, Canada12 contributions
Feb. 2020
The Orchid tour was lovely a the KC Irving Environmental Science Building. We enjoyed the display and potting class.
Written February 25, 2020
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Happy
Singapore, Singapore317 contributions
Dec. 2019 • Family
We went in December. Pity no flowers but have to visit again spring or summer. The flowers will light up the place. Very well built building. Thank you Irving’s.
Written January 6, 2020
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Alison S
Springfield, MA886 contributions
Sep. 2019
You enter through a grand airy lobby with a beautiful, sunlit university reading room to the left. Then you walk through a glass conservatory with native plants, including ferns and mosses. Then you go back outside to a nicely laid out formal garden with paths and fountains. If you turn left you will find a fascinating herbarium, with well annotated plants used for food or medicine. But if you continue straight ahead out of the formal gardens across the lawn, you will come to an impressive series of short trails leading you through curated recreations of virtually every Acadian habitat, including woodlands, meadows and a gorgeaus little waterfall and stream. (There are longer hiking trails beyond the garden, but we didn't have time to explore.) A really wonderful place!
Written October 26, 2019
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Mark P
Tiverton, Canada106 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Couples
This is a must see if you are in Wolfville. The gardens are beautiful, with lots of different plants which we felt were clearly labelled. The herb garden was amazing. The building itself is also a spectacle.
Written September 12, 2019
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hotubman
Bromsgrove, UK51 contributions
Aug. 2019
On a beautiful sunny afternoon what better way to spend a hour or two, lovely well laid out gardens and trails with plenty of stop off benches to soak up the scenery. Herb garden very interesting with useful name badges and the herbs uses.
Written September 1, 2019
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Trevor M
Barrow-upon-Humber242 contributions
Aug. 2019
This is a serious garden! From the well laid out walled garden and formal lawns you can pass through the medicinal / herb gardens and on into the varied woodlands. The science centre in the glasshouses is well worth a visit. Take time to read what the research students are up to, it's fascinating.
Written August 31, 2019
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Rocco3815
Indianapolis, IN49 contributions
Aug. 2019
There are gardens depicting the various regions of the area including a bog and some nice forests. There are good descriptions of each area and the plants are all identified. There's a small garden with medicinal plants which was also interesting. There are trails you can take that continue outside the fenced in area if you want a longer walk. It is all native plants so you aren't going to see big displays of flowering annuals but it is informative. Parking was a little hard to find. We circled around the place before noticing metered spots nearby. But the garden itself is free. There were lots of mosquitoes around though so have bug spray.
Written August 19, 2019
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Rosemary J
Bedfordshire, UK95 contributions
Aug. 2019
I visited this garden whilst staying in Wolfville. It is a very pleasant place to walk, sit or take photos. In the large greenhouse you can learn about the research being undertaken at Acadia University.
Written August 19, 2019
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jklein50
st louis,mo221 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Couples
big attraction but not worth it. Was very non descriptive and certainly boring. I would definitely pass on this. hard to find entrance
Written July 26, 2019
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GlasgowWinenut
Glasgow2,382 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Couples
A little oasis perfect fro a stroll off the main street in Wolfville. Go up to the metal sign and the gardens are behind. Lovely flowers, beds and a research area which you can walk through.
Written July 20, 2019
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