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Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens

441 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0, Canada
902 532 7018
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Fee: Yes
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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… « less
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Barrie, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful way to spend an afternoon - the paths are easy to get around, the garden displays are beautiful, and the maps and signage are excellent. I really enjoyed the "dyke walk" and all the historical information it contained. We were there on Sept. 24 and there was still lots of bloom! The rose garden is amazing.

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145 reviews 145 reviews
71 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Not a great deal of parking and not dog friendly were our initial impressions. At over $11 per person, it is rather steep for what is on offer. We visited on a beautiful day in late September when the conditions couldn't have been much better. It started off well with a rather nice garden off to the left when we... More

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Fair Haven, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We were there in September and it still was spectacular. Artwork is displayed among the beautiful trees and flowers. There is a dyke walk of the Acadian dykes. Great walk. There is also an Acadian house. Gift shop is nice as is the center. THey have a cafe, but we did not visit it. THere are lots of events at... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

gardens were well maintained. Because of timimg of our visit somethings were already passing by. Nice Victorian gardens and sweet gift shop.

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Dartmouth, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

You can easily pass a couple of hours wondering around this picturesque, historic garden. Admission prices may appear to be high at first ($27 for two adults), however after touring the gardens it became quite apparent that the money that is charged is necessary for keeping the grounds in such pristine conditions - so well worth the money. There is... More

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Garden was worth the visit. A lot to see, except not enough flowers. Paths were easy to walk. Within walking distance of B&B.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I have visited Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens twice, I thought it would be too expensive to just pay for the "garden" for the first time, but the place is much bigger than you think. There are so many beautiful flowers and trees in the garden. If you like plants, you will definitely enjoy the place. I visited there the second... More

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Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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28 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Stopped in to fill a few hours of open itinerary...pleasantly surprised. Garden was in full bloom and very impressive. As a photographer it was quite a visual and content rich feast. Plenty of benches in both sun and shade overlooking the gardens if you're into just relaxing and enjoying nature.

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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99 reviews 99 reviews
17 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The gardens are nicely laid out and well-maintained. They are very attractive. My wife and I are both into landscaping with natives so were somewhat disappointed with the lack of native flora. However most people wouldn't notice that. We enjoyed the trail that goes through the tidal marsh.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is a lovely home, spacious, beautifully furnished home. They just have two rooms. Stay here if you possibly can.

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