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The K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre and Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens
Ranked #3 of 24 things to do in Wolfville
Certificate of Excellence
Kentville, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A great place for pictures.”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

All three of my sons had their prom pictures taken here. There were many backdrops, both inside and out to lend to a wide variety of great photos.!

Visited June 2012
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Wolfville, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Educational and Beautiful”
Reviewed July 16, 2012

This science center serves as a research facility for Acadia University, and is open to the public. The main building features a main hall that frequently hosts chamber music and other small venue performances. The expansive grounds are fenced, and the various flora displays are carefully labeled with detailed information.

Visited August 2011
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Hamilton, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“My Favourite Spot in Wolfville”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

The building and attached greenhouses are outstanding. From top to bottom it is beautiful. From board rooms to common areas with couches and fireplaces, this building has it all.

Step outside and have a walk through the gardens. You'll definitely be impressed. There are trails leading off in every direction, and picture-perfect greens wherever you look.

Both tourists and locals appreciate these gardens year round.

Visited April 2012
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1 Thank Rachel W
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Halifax, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Unique experience”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

These gardens are a display of our regions 7 ecosystems - all in one place. A bog was actually moved - a Scottish family built the garden wall - the glass in the building comes from a Quebec family owned business. This is a masterpiece and an example of the generosity of the Irving family. A must see!

Visited May 2012
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1 Thank Cindy J
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New York
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“soooo nice!”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

The gardens are wonderful and the cleanliness of the building a real treat. Don't miss this place.

Visited June 2012
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