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Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens

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Address: 441 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 902-532-7018
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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ESCAPE from the hectic pace of everyday life with a visit to Annapolis...

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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Beautiful, well groomed.

These gardens are nicely crisscrossed with paths, filled with beautiful flowers, shrubs and trees. But the map was hard to follow and you could easily miss something. Still worth... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 September 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

These gardens are nicely crisscrossed with paths, filled with beautiful flowers, shrubs and trees. But the map was hard to follow and you could easily miss something. Still worth seeing if you are a gardener.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit to the gardens and I wasn't sure what to expect. The gardens themselves are marvellous and well worth the time even like today in the middle of rain. The Acadian cottage and garden was a nice touch especially if you take the time to view the dykes they created so long ago. The rose garden... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Very well worth a visit . Extremely well kept gardens with some lovely views over the open countryside .A serene oasis in which to spend an hour or so

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Digby, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Although all the flowers were not out in June, still was a great place to visit. 25.00 for 2 was a bit hefty for us, especially if we would like to revisit. That would be a factor not to return.

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Naperville, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Plan at least one hour to walk around the gardens and read all information signs. The garden is very well laid out and an easy walk. The specimens are taken care of well. Even visiting in late September, the gardens were lush and green.

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

First visit ever on Sept 9, 2016, what a SURPRISE!. We hope this will become a must see place for us at least four times a year.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We really enjoyed the gardens, walked along the remanent dike originally constructed in 1630's and the roses were blooming spectacularly. A very enjoyable day

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Kirkland Lake
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We spent several hours here. The gardens are absolutely beautiful- named Canada's best garden in 2015. We were able to leave for lunch and return. Highly recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We visited in August, and found LOTS of flowers blooming. The gardens are impeccably maintained, and are of a size that doesn't wear you out while visiting (we also visited the Montreal Botanical Gardens, which are lovely but HUGE). Absolutely gorgeous place, well worth a visit. It wasn't crowded while we were there, adding to the enjoyment for us. Would... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Beautiful gardens but quite expensive for how long we stayed as most of the displays were not in bloom, I'm sure earlier in the spring or early summer would be better to really enjoy all that the gardens have to offer.

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