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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: 902 532 7018
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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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Peace and quiet and history; all there to stroll through

My wife has wanted to visit the gardens for years but we haven't been to Annapolis Royal for a long time. We spent close to three hours this visit. We walked pretty much every... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Halifax, Canada
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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife has wanted to visit the gardens for years but we haven't been to Annapolis Royal for a long time. We spent close to three hours this visit. We walked pretty much every meter of every trail and visited almost every building on site. It was a blue sky bright sunny day but the gardens provides ample shade to... More 

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Barrington, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There were several gardens that were spectacular at this time. The Rose Garden, the Victorian, and I believe the Knot garden were all superb. We walked thru the Pine Forest, along by the 3 ponds. All are lovely. This was the "paint the town weekend" so artists were set up in numerous places painting what they saw. With the piano... More 

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This garden is extraordinarily beautiful. It has a number of different sections, each with its own style and type of flora. There are ponds and little waterfalls and places to sit and just enjoy the surroundings. Fantastic photo ops. There is even a great cottage that is a replica of a very early Acadian settler.

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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My cousin Anne is an avid gardener and we spent a couple of hours visiting these quite wonderful and varied gardens. I am a bit of a slug and enjoyed the variety and finding so many places to sit in most of the areas. There was a Victorian garden and several ponds and a small gift store too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Toured the grounds in the evening. Very nice. Beautiful displays of flowers and plants. Enjoyed the vegetable display garden. Worth going to see.

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Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful garden, organized into small gardens to reflect different historical periods such as Victorian, Acadian, and the parallel rise of the knot garden in two countries. Additional gardens reflect topics such as a rock gardens, rose gardens, and an innovative garden. We spent about an hour for Can$25.00 for two with a AAA discount. I would've given... More 

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TheGardenShutterbug, General Manager at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit - our thanks for your feedback. More 

Atlanta, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Alas, the rain cut short our visit, but I loved the rich diversity in these gardens and the different types of plantings. Very peaceful and beautiful place for a walk. I especially enjoyed the Acadian House and learning about some of the plants I was not familiar with since I live in a much different climate.

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TheGardenShutterbug, General Manager at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. So glad you enjoyed the Gardens, and especially our Acadian House - it is indeed a unique and special feature. More 

Edmonton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The garden are very beautiful. I wish I brought a picnic lunch to enjoy them more. Excellent stroll. I enjoyed finding out about the Acadian house and walking the dykes.

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TheGardenShutterbug, General Manager at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback - so glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They are comparing apples to oranges when comparing the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens to the Halifax Public Gardens. Yes, they are both "gardens" but for different reasons. And.......they are BOTH equally nice and worth a visit considering the differences in what they offer. Halifax is open to the public, has very lovely plants and flowers, and is designed for people... More 

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TheGardenShutterbug, General Manager at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely comments. You are right, the Halifax Public Gardens is very different from the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, in design, purpose and also in operational structure. The Annapolis gardens are owned and operated by a not-for-profit and are sustained primarily through admission fees and fundraising. The Halifax gardens are owned and maintained by the city, and... More 

Quebec, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An absolutely beautiful place to visit in a cute little town. We visited mid August, so we were a bit out of season for the roses, but the majority of the rest of the gardens were still in bloom. Definitely plan on spending an hour or more here if you want, but you can speed through if necessary and still... More 

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TheGardenShutterbug, General Manager at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the Gardens, but disappointed that your positive experience was lessened by the student working admissions that day. I have copied your comment and circulated it to the staff as an example of how something like that can leave a lasting impression on a visitor. A first hand example... More 

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