Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, Annapolis Royal

#1 of 88 in Parks in Southwest Nova Scotia
Must see · Garden · Nature / Park
Take things down a gear during a relaxing stroll through Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens. Established in 1986 in a scenic position overlooking a tidal river valley, the gardens explore Nova Scotia's natural heritage, as well as the changing ways that communities have tamed, used, and appreciated the plant life native to the region. Walk through the historically themed gardens, such as an apple orchard arranged according to 18th-century practices; a Victorian garden bright with colorful annuals; and a large pine forest, representing pre-Columbian times when the area was inhabited by the Mi'kmaq. Make Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens a centerpiece of your Annapolis Royal vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Annapolis Royal trip planner.
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  • I don't really care about horticulture, but still had a great experience at the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens. It's very well taken care of and well worth a visit. The little cafe is charming, too!  more »
  • The garden is so beautiful. Lots of space to walk or sit. A very good place to visit and forget about the COVID situation our world currently faces.  more »
  • A magical garden space with great family friendly events and walking paths to reconnect with nature. It would be nice if responsible pet owners could bring their furry friends, but I understand why it isn't allowed.
  • My good friend got married here. The garden is absolutely gorgeous and yet, not crowded. It is well maintained and simply serene. Aside from the typical garden setup (flowerbeds, ponds, various decorative installations) we saw an assortment of butterflies and even HUMMINGBIRDS (first time in my life!) Definitely worth the trip!!

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