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Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens

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441 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0, Canada
+1 902-532-7018
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Beautiful gardens with a wide variety of plantings

We had a great few hours walking these gardens; there were many gardens to visit and linger over... read more

Reviewed yesterday
couperine
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Texas
Beautiful, pleasant, relaxing.

A pleasant way to spend an hour or two, or more, if you choose. The strawberry shortcake in the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Z6028QYdenniss
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Burns Lake, 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 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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“rose garden” (63 reviews)
“acadian house” (25 reviews)
“full bloom” (19 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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441 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0, Canada
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+1 902-532-7018
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a great few hours walking these gardens; there were many gardens to visit and linger over. The rose garden happened to be in full bloom and was stunning, but we found the small space gardening and accessible gardening area intriguing as well. We...More

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Reviewed yesterday

A pleasant way to spend an hour or two, or more, if you choose. The strawberry shortcake in the restaurant was excellent. The gardens are well cared for an the signs informative. The interpretive centre is worth visiting.

Thank Z6028QYdenniss
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have been wanting to visit this garden for years, and it was well worth my wish. It’s relatively small, but it is lovely and done very well. There are sections devoted to different historical time periods, and the signage and layout are quite beautiful....More

Thank Barbara G
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautifully laid out with many easy walkways to explore varied garden types there are some 'old' buildings to show the how the early incumbents lived particularly liked the water features. Great in the spring when the colours are amazing.

Thank Steve W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The smell was so nice as we walked through this large and beautiful garden. If you go to their website you can get what they call the bloom report as to when things are or will be blooming. We went in late June and it...More

Thank Takingoffeh
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was staying in Halifax and debated whether this was worth the 2 hours plus drive. The answer is most definitely yes. It is currently peak season for the roses. The collection is extensive and varied. There are also ponds, a Victorian garden, a perennial...More

Thank Livewell67
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had visited this site many years ago and it wasn't at the height of the season. It was ok. Today it was gorgeous. Lots of beautiful flowers, shrubs, trees, water elements. Mostly in bloom. Colourful, great smells, a delight for the senses. If you...More

Thank Merlandre
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We greatly enjoyed our visit to the gardens. The highlight was the rose garden with 50+ types of roses with many unusual varieties. There were many places to sit and take in the beauty of the site. Would highly recommend. They gave a discount for...More

Thank schultse
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been to A number of gardens throughout North America & Europe, this is one of our favourites. The rose garden is dedicated to hybrids developed for the local climate some of which are spectacular. Every single bush, tree & flower is identified. Sculptures by...More

Thank Laurie M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I conducted a bus tour of the Annapolis in June,an although it was still early the 17 acre garden is still a great place to spend an hour or so.

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Dee B
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You can walk dogs on the grounds with a leash
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