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Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens

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441 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0, Canada
+1 902-532-7018
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...are red. Wake up and smell the roses! These gardens have a world class collection of roses as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carter J
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Annapolis Royal, Canada
Extensive and beautiful gardens

The day we visited was a bit damp and misty but the beauty of the gardens shone through. Divided up... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Vicky R
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rose garden” (60 reviews)
“full bloom” (18 reviews)
“gift shop” (23 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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441 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...are red. Wake up and smell the roses! These gardens have a world class collection of roses as well as many other beautiful plants. Also historical information and structures. A spectacular marsh walk.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The day we visited was a bit damp and misty but the beauty of the gardens shone through. Divided up into individually themed gardens, all well-tended and full of interesting plants. There was a reconstructed indigenous house amongst the gardens which was small but well...More

Thank Vicky R
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TheGardenShutterbug, Manager at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for sharing your experience. So glad you enjoyed the Historic Gardens.

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

For someone who can barely identify the two basic varieties of 'tree', let alone flower or plant. This place was absolutely fascinating. The grounds are immaculate. What surprises, however, is the context that the signage puts the various gardens in. It is actually quite interesting;...More

Thank Mike B
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TheGardenShutterbug, General Manager at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sounds like you had a great experience at the Historic Gardens. Thanks so much for sharing!

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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Each year the beautiful gardens welcomes in all the graduates for pictures to be taken before the young teens dance one last time before thwy head out to college or work place experiences. Such a beautiful place.

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TheGardenShutterbug, General Manager at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind comments. Prom night is a tradition that we very much enjoy - one of our give-backs to the community. It is wonderful to see the students and their families make use of the Gardens for celebrations such as this.

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

This garden is just the right size to enjoy without being overwhelmed and is right in town. We had a good soup and scone, homemade in the friendly café. If you are in AR, you must not miss this attraction.

Thank Cathy815
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TheGardenShutterbug, General Manager at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for leaving a review. Glad you enjoyed the Gardens, along with a bite to eat!

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Chosen for national and international awards, this garden features Victorian, Acadian sections, a replica of an Acadian cottage, extensive rhododendron section, ponds, dike walk an an innovative veggie garden to name a few. Well worth a stroll. The rose garden was still blooming in early...More

Thank Holly202
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TheGardenShutterbug, General Manager at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review - so glad you enjoyed the Gardens!

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

You can stride out around the property or concentrate on the individual displays and beds. Sadly the Gardens are now closed for winter but make sure you visit from spring onwards. Lovely people too.....

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TheGardenShutterbug, General Manager at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you had the opportunity to visit. The Gardens are lovely in all seasons, and hopefully your next visit you can experience a different bloom time. Thanks for leaving a review!

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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Halloween deco throughout, beautiful displays, great rose garden for the Oct 24, warm weather has given extra life and beauty to the gardens!

Thank Jim B
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

We were quite underwhelmed by Annapolis Royal in the shoulder season, but the Historic Gardens were the bright spot. There were more blooming than we thought would be, and it was a beautiful place to spend a few hours.

Thank Dreamer320
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TheGardenShutterbug, General Manager at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Certainly, the Town of Annapolis Royal has seasonal changes and by late October has slowed pace considerably. We are thrilled that you were able to visit the Historic Gardens and enjoyed the experience!

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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to visit as it features 400 years of Horticultural practices over a 17 acre area. There is an exact replica of a 1671 Acadian home - you will marvel at the nail free construction and heavily thatched room using elephant...More

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TheGardenShutterbug, General Manager at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing. So glad you enjoyed your late season time in the Gardens. When you return to our area, try for a visit in the summer months for a completely different experience!

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