The Annapolis Valley offers many beautiful Annapolis Gardens for your enjoyment. We, in the valley love beauty, and we love to share it with our visitors.
We take pride in the gardens, trees and shrubs we plant to spruce up our properties. No matter which valley road you take, you will pass by homes with yards full of color and greenery.
Many of our citizens offer special tours of their local gardens and participate in community run garden tours. There are also many Annapolis garden shows held throughout the year. You can find some of these on my events page, or listed in local papers.
In addition to these privately owned gardens, we also have bragging rights to many public Annapolis Gardens. Some of which are known world-wide and have been featured in many magazine articles.
Big or small, there is nothing so relaxing as a nice afternoon walk through a garden that offers good shade and much beauty. But then again, an after-supper stroll through a garden can't be beat either. Heck, anytime you can take time to smell the roses is great, and it's susposed to be good for your health to.
So while you are in the area, take some time to visit our fantastic Public Annapolis Gardens.
One of the best places to visit while in the area is the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens; they are rated as one of Canada's finest public gardens.
It consists of 10 acres of theme gardens such as the Victorian garden, the Governor's garden, the knot garden and many other innovative display gardens. They also feature a rose garden maze with over 2000 roses.
Just to the right after entering the gardens you will see the Garden Shop which is one of the good places to visit for your Maritime arts and crafts. You will also find the Gardens Restaurant on the grounds offering the visitors a full lunch selection, snacks and other refreshments.
Another attraction in the gardens is the replica of an Acadian house and garden, and a trail around a real Acadian dyke. The Historic Gardens are open from May to October. You may learn more about the Historic Gardens by reading about my last visit there.
Located on the grounds of the Acadia University, the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens are another one of the good garden places to visit.
They concentrate on the plants, shrubs, flowers and trees native to the Acadian Forest Region. You are welcome to stroll through the gardens, hike through their woodland trails, and play on the grass areas or picnic on the grounds.The woodland trails follow an old brook and take you through a variety of forest habitats. You can pick up a map at the K.C. Irving Centre.
The Conservatory is open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and the gardens are open daily (weather permitting) from dusk till dawn. Much of the gardens are wheelchair accessible although there are some steps in places. For more information call 902 585 5242 .
Located on Main Street, Wolfville the Blomidon Inn is the third of the great garden places to visit in the valley. The Blomidon Inn has opened their gardens to the public daily from 8 a.m. till dusk.
When researching the history of the Inn it was discovered that there had been beautiful Victorian gardens on the premises. These gardens have been lovingly reconstructed and now boast a Terrace vegetable garden, 3 pond gardens, a lupin hill, a cactus garden, the rose square with a gazebo, a horseshoe perennial garden and a rhododendron & azalea garden. Also found in the garden are several examples of local rocks like granite, red quartzite, fundy blue rock and gypsum.
While visiting the gardens make sure to stop into the Blomidon Inn's House of Gifts where you will find lots of garden related supplies and gifts.
The Tangled Gardens was started 15 years ago on an acre of land. The owners have built it up over the years and they now spend their winters making art in their studios and their summers working in their gardens.
They also make a variety of jellies that are made from local produce and have become very popular.
Today the land features their home, the herb garden, gallery and the production kitchen. Their garden is open daily from 10 - 6 p.m. There you will find an expressive blend of plants, picket fences, pergolas, sculptures and ponds. They are located at 11827, highway #1 in Grand Pre.
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