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Wine & Roses July 7, 2017, 5pm-7pm

Wine & Roses: a unique experience at the Historic Gardens July 7!

Imagine roaming among acres of stunning beauty in the unique setting of Canada’s Garden of the Year, wine glass in hand and the sweet aroma of roses in the air, while you listen to the sultry sounds of jazz... you've just imagined yourself at "Wine & Roses", a special evening in the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens on Friday July 7, 5-7pm.

Wine & Roses has become a hallmark community event, occurring on the eve of the popular Annapolis Royal House & Garden Tour. Thousands of rose blossoms, wine in hand, music in the air... it is simply a magical experience.

Your $15 ticket entitles you to admission, food, and entertainment. Cash bar. If you are a 2017 Gardens Member (yet ANOTHER reason to become a member) you save $5 off that ticket price. For even greater value there is a combo deal on Wine & Roses and the House & Garden Tour the following day. Please check www.ExploreOurGardens.com for details.

This is a "rain or shine" event. Bring an umbrella and wander the gardens, or find shelter in the Gardens Interpretive Centre and Elm Tree Café. Wine & Roses provides a unique opportunity to enjoy one of Nova Scotia’s treasures! Tickets may be purchased online, at the Historic Gardens, or by calling the Gardens at (902) 532-7018.

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House & Garden Tour Weekend July 7, 2017 - July 9, 2017

SAVE THE DATES - July 7-9 2017

Annapolis Royal House & Garden Tour highlights a full weekend of activities

Volunteers and Staff at Canada's 2015 Garden of the Year in Annapolis Royal are pleased to announce plans for the 2017 Annapolis Royal House & Garden Tour, on Saturday, July 8, 10am-4pm, highlighting a full weekend of activities.

The much anticipated annual House & Garden Tour is a fundraiser for the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, building on the community's notable awards for heritage preservation and world class gardens. Participants will enjoy a great mix of garden styles, meet some very knowledgeable gardeners and have a look inside some incredible houses as well. This year's edition celebrates Canada's 150th, featuring an 1867 house as well as several other heritage properties.

Under the banner "Walking in the Footsteps of the Past", this year's offering spans 3 days (July 7-9), starting with Wine & Roses in the Historic Gardens on Friday evening (5pm-7pm), the House & Garden Tour on Saturday (10am-4pm), and a series of activities on Sunday.

Community events add even more excitement to the weekend. For further information, call 532-7018 or visit www.ExploreOurGardens.com.

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Annapolis Royal House & Garden Tour July 8, 2017, 10am-4pm

Annapolis Royal House & Garden Tour – July 8, 2017

Volunteers and Staff at the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens are pleased to announce plans for the 2017 Annapolis Royal House & Garden Tour, on Saturday, July 8, 10am-4pm, highlighting a full weekend of activities.

The much anticipated annual House & Garden Tour builds on the community’s notable awards for heritage preservation and world class gardens. Visitors will enjoy a great mix of garden styles and heritage buildings, while enjoying many interactions with our team of community docents and a few surprises along the way.

This year’s edition celebrates Canada’s sesquicentennial, featuring properties spanning the past 150 years. Notable highlights include a confederation period Greek Revival, an 1882 brick Queen Anne Revival, two late 1890s homes and an award-winning restoration of the 1913-14 Annapolis Royal Train Station. In addition, visitors will visit two special Riverview Drive gardens, as well as the Historic Gardens where a Victorian Tea will be hosted in the afternoon. The House & Garden Tour is only the beginning of your Annapolis Royal visit, with organizers offering a weekend of activities. Begin the weekend with Wine & Roses in the Historic Gardens on Friday evening (5pm-7pm), enjoy the House & Garden Tour on Saturday (10am-4pm), and finish up with our Sunday Series of activities. Community events add even more excitement to the weekend.

The annual Annapolis Royal House & Garden Tour was recently recognized as a Canada 150 Garden Experience. We invite you to experience it for yourself in 2017. For further information and to purchase tickets, call 532-7018 or visit www.ExploreOurGardens.com.

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Sunday Series - House & Garden Tour Weekend July 9, 2017, 9am-8pm

Spend Sunday exploring the Gardens and community on your own, and be sure to take in the following special activities and exhibits themed in the spirit of Canada’s sesquicentennial.

At the Historic Gardens:

9:00am - 8:00pm Canada 150 in the Gardens Visit our special exhibits and displays in honour of Canada's special birthday.

11:00am Narrative Guided Tour Keith Crysler will provide a unique look at the Historic Gardens, concentrating on the heritage features and theming of Canada's 2015 Garden of the Year.

2:00pm-4:00pm Music in the Gardens Enjoy local music and fun under the shade of our giant weeping elm as you sip on a coffee or lemonade from the Elm Tree Cafe.

In the Community:

Fort Anne National Historic Site: Check out the major makeover at Fort Anne, with incredible new displays and activites. Fort Anne is celebrating the centennial of their designation in 1917 as Canada's first National Historic Site. Port Royal National Historic Site: Port Royal is also celebrating the centennial of Canada's National Historic Sites, and is a highlight of any visit.

ArtsPlace: Special Canada 150 Exhibit "Fundy Art". A display of the art the sea has inspired over the years.

O'Dell House Museum: Special Canada 150 Exhibit "Fundy Boats". A glimpse at the boats 'born' in the Annapolis Region - boats working here and dying here.

"Lookabout" - a collaborative exhibit by artist Jennifer Angus involves installations at the Historic Gardens, ARTsPLACE, Sissiboo Coffee Roaster, King's Theatre and O'Dell House Museum. Be sure to pick up your special passport from any of these locations.

Browse our shops, dine in one of our cafes, stroll the boardwalk and check out the new waterfront amphitheatre, visit our museums. In the evening, take part in Alan Melanson’s Candlelight Graveyard Tour, or catch a show at King’s Theatre.

There is so much to see and do in Annapolis Royal. www.annapolisroyal.com

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