Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens

Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens

Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Gardens
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 methods, designs and materials representing more than four hundred years of local history. Highlights include a Rose collection of more than 270 cultivars, an Acadian House representing pre-deportation 1671 time period, and much more…
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1-2 hours
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Laurie
13 contributions
Oct. 2022
The flowers were really nice. Although it is the end of the season, we enjoyed walking the grounds and seeing the last of summer flowers. Beautiful marsh/ocean views.
Written October 4, 2022
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larry s
Pittsboro, NC349 contributions
Sep. 2022
First let me say that I am not a gardener and really have a novice appreciation of gardens and floral arrangements. But, I was really impressed with the Royal Gardens even though it was late Sept. and beyond the prime for formal gardens. My wife who is a gardener was thoroughly impressed. Went spend a little over an hour and really could have spent 2 hours. A must see if you are in Annapolis Royal
Written September 24, 2022
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Connie O
Annapolis Royal, Canada12 contributions
Aug. 2022
We rambled through the gardens for a couple of hours. So many different types of gardens and well laid out. Lots of benches too to sit and talk and enjoy the view.
Written September 8, 2022
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Momofgradstudent
McLean, VA21 contributions
Sep. 2022
Best reason to visit Annapolis Royal. Gorgeous flower beds and more. Also, staff allowed people to walk around after 5 pm.
Written September 8, 2022
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MelShi
Toronto, Canada82 contributions
Aug. 2022
We visited the Gardens on the advice of my friend who had been there a few days earlier. They were beautiful. I'm not a gardener so the time and effort that went into these gardens is remarkable. Spent a couple of hours there and didn't even see all of them. Stopped for a cookie and lemonade at the café and enjoyed the snack and air conditioning. Very nice!
Written September 4, 2022
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terry W
Luton, UK45 contributions
Aug. 2022
Easy walk from where we stayed. Pleasantly surprised by the quality and variety of plants on show. Well worth a couple of hours to visit
Written August 29, 2022
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HappyAnnapolitian
Annapolis Royal, Canada13 contributions
Aug. 2022
I simply love the Historic Gardens and go every chance I get. I am not a gardener, I don't know the names of more than a few plants, but it is impossible not to be stunned by the beauty, the smells, the views, the diversity, the power of nature, the history, the dedication of the staff, and the feeling of relaxation and joy you get when you go here. It is brilliantly designed. Something is outstanding in every season. In fact it changes week by week so I recommend going in various months of the year to fully appreciate all the Gardens has to offer. I took a tour with manager Trish Fry - fascinating, informative and added immeasurably to my experience. HIghly recommend for tourists and locals alike.
Written August 5, 2022
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Alison S
Springfield, MA899 contributions
Jun. 2022
First visit in three years due to COVID travel restrictions. Still beautifully maintained and lovely to walk through. Every season is different. The easy gravel paths meander through different ecosystems. In June, the stream with water plants and the azaleas were particularly beautiful. The Acadian house with view over the salt marsh is very evocative of days-gone-by. Many unique and interesting specimens. Excellent rose garden. Well curated gift shop with lots of local crafts and handiwork.
Written July 23, 2022
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Jessica S
Somerville, MA32 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Couples
The gardens were beautiful. The staff was so friendly. And the Acadian cottage and Dyke Walk were cool intros to Acadian history and their impacts on the land. The gift shop had a wonderful selection of items for sale.
Written July 23, 2022
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rhondaw859
Whistler, Canada168 contributions
Jul. 2022
Nice walk through the gardens for something to do. Saw some interesting plants. Roses were blooming but we missed some of the other plants bloooming season.
Written July 16, 2022
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Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.