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Annapolis Royal Winter Farmers Market October 14, 2017 - May 12, 2018, 9am-12noon

Saturday Mornings, 9-12 at the Historic Gardens. Free admission. Call 532-7018.

Your source for local food products and more, from October until May!

The Historic Gardens are honoured to be home of the Annapolis Royal Winter Farmer’s Market, running from mid October through mid May each year.

Annapolis Royal has had an amazing Farmer’s & Trader’s Market for 35 years now – the largest outdoor market in the Maritimes! And now, for the past 8 years, our wee community has also been able to boast a “Winter Market”, at the Historic Gardens. The baton is handed back and forth between the two markets every October and May, resulting in a Year Round Farmer’s Market in two locations.

The Winter Farmer’s Market is outdoors in the spring and fall, and there is a large sheltered area so don’t let inclement weather deter you! Then in the colder months it moves to an indoor location, taking over the space where the Gardens Gift Shop is located in the summer season. It is a cozy market, with vendors covering almost any local food product you can imagine: coffee, baked goods, jams & jellies, meat, poultry, fish, veggies, fruit, cheese, eggs, … and the list goes on!

While you visit the Winter Market, you can enjoy the Gardens as well, wandering with a coffee and croissant in hand. In the snowy season, we even have snowshoes for loan, and often a bonfire in the Main Courtyard to gather around and warm your hands! It’s a great social time as well as the perfect venue to buy your weekly supply of local food products.

For current information, visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AnnapolisRoyalWinterMarket.

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GHOST TOWN October 20, 2017 - October 31, 2017

The spirits of Annapolis Royal await you!

While it is not normally a title to brag about, the Town of Annapolis Royal will proudly call itself a GHOST TOWN once again this October!

A spook-tacular array of activities await you, including our signature "after dark"  Ghostly Gardens  at the Historic Gardens, which will have some new twists and surprises this year!   Alan Melanson will lead his incredible Candlelight Graveyard Tours, something everyone should experience.

Add to that some great Halloween parties, a Haunted Seek & Find, and more… and you are sure to have a grand time when you visit… if you dare!

Events are currently in the planning stages, so please check back often!

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Ghostly Gardens AFTER DARK October 20, 2017, 6:30-8:30

FOUR BIG NIGHTS - October 20, 21, 27 & 28

RAIN OR SHINE!

A hauntingly good time for the whole family at the Historic Gardens... after dark!

New features & creatures every year! Witches Lair, Enchanted Forest, Bat Cave, Giant Spiders, Bone Dig, Musicians Graveyard, Dead Man's Pond, and more!

Suitable for all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Tickets $7 per adult, $5 per child (12 & under)

Purchase tickets online, or at the door.
Call 902-532-7018 for information.

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Ghostly Gardens by Daylight October 20, 2017 - October 31, 2017, 9am-5pm

Explore the Historic Gardens - a Canada 150 Garden Experience - with a ghostly twist!

Witches Lair
Enchanted Forest
Bat Cave
Giant Spiders
Bone Dig
Musicians Graveyard
Dead Man's Pond
...and more!

A hauntingly good time for the whole family.

Admission by donation.
Suggested donation $10 per family.




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Ghostly Gardens AFTER DARK October 21, 2017, 6:30-8:30

FOUR BIG NIGHTS - October 20, 21, 27 & 28

RAIN OR SHINE!

A hauntingly good time for the whole family at the Historic Gardens... after dark!

Witches Lair, Enchanted Forest, Bat Cave, Giant Spiders, Bone Dig, Musicians Graveyard, Dead Man's Pond, and more! New features & creatures every year!

Suitable for all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Tickets $7 per adult, $5 per child (12 & under)

Purchase tickets online, or at the door.
Call 902-532-7018 for information.

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The Design of a Caring Garden October 24, 2017, 2pm

Join us at the Elm Tree Cafe for an afternoon learning session.

Professor Nicholas Dines from the University of Mass, is travelling in the area and has offered to do a presentation.

This presentation stems from research aimed at examining how gardens and natural settings affect human health, healing, recovery and regeneration in both health care settings and in public gardens. The “Caring Garden” metaphor refers to the concept that all gardens and indeed, all human societies require ongoing care in order to thrive and to grow with time: “If we care for the garden, then the garden will care for us.” The garden is a mirror that reflects our care.

Nicholas T. Dines, FASLA, is a Professor Emeritus at the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where he taught for 34 years. Since retiring, he has donated his professional time to creating and maintaining public gardens in his hometown of Williamsburg, MA to encourage the expansion and development of a Public Landscape that supports and enhances everyday life. The work is influenced by the early work of Landscape Architects in the late 19th Century, which was characterized by a concern for bringing natural settings into urban areas to enhance the public health, safety and welfare of both residents and visitors alike. The early public work was based upon a belief, (that has now been clinically established), that human wellbeing and health is enhanced and supported by intimate interaction with the natural environment and garden settings.

In lieu of admission, we ask for a free will offering in support of the Historic Gardens.

Ghostly Gardens AFTER DARK October 27, 2017, 6:30-8:30

FOUR BIG NIGHTS - October 20, 21, 27 & 28

RAIN OR SHINE!

A hauntingly good time for the whole family at the Historic Gardens... after dark!

Witches Lair, Enchanted Forest, Bat Cave, Giant Spiders, Bone Dig, Musicians Graveyard, Dead Man's Pond, and more! New features & creatures every year!

Suitable for all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Tickets $7 per adult, $5 per child (12 & under)

Purchase tickets online, or at the door.
Call 902-532-7018 for information.

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Ghostly Gardens AFTER DARK October 28, 2017, 6:30-8:30

FOUR BIG NIGHTS - October 20, 21, 27 & 28

RAIN OR SHINE!

A hauntingly good time for the whole family at the Historic Gardens... after dark!

Witches Lair, Enchanted Forest, Bat Cave, Giant Spiders, Bone Dig, Musicians Graveyard, Dead Man's Pond, and more! New features & creatures every year!

Suitable for all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Tickets $7 per adult, $5 per child (12 & under)

Purchase tickets online, or at the door.
Call 902-532-7018 for information.

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