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Garden Days June 19, 2015 - June 21, 2015, 9am-8pm

Garden Days is Canada’s coast to coast to coast, three-day celebration of our National Garden Day which is held annually on the Friday before Father’s Day.

This three-day program of activities and events is for gardening enthusiasts, families, schools and tourists alike. Garden Days is an opportunity for Canadians to enjoy their own garden, visit or take part in their favourite garden experience, get inspired at their local garden centre or travel to a nearby destination to enjoy their favourite garden.

We are pleased to be celebrating Canada's Garden Days along with our fellow gardens all across Canada.

* Daily Garden Tours (Fri-Sun at 11am)
* Wacky Container Gardening at the Market (Sat 10-12)
* Sunday Sculpture Day (Sun 9am-8pm)
* Kidz Scavenger Hunts (Sat/Sun all day)

An Evening of Wine & Roses July 3, 2015, 5pm-7pm

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 3, 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 2015 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 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 Scotiabank – Annapolis Royal, or by calling the Gardens at (902) 532-7018.

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Annapolis Royal House & Garden Tour July 4, 2015, 10am-4pm

Volunteers and Staff at Canada’s Garden of the Year in Annapolis Royal are pleased to announce plans for the 10th edition of the Annapolis Royal House & Garden Tour, on Saturday, July 4, 10am -4pm, which this year will be expanding to include 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. This year's Tour features seven special properties in Annapolis Royal and Granville Ferry, where participants will enjoy a great mix of garden styles, meet some very knowledgeable gardeners and have a look inside some incredible houses as well. Tour Tickets include access to all feature properties as well as light refreshments and a few surprises along the way. Ticketholders will also enjoy access to the Historic Gardens throughout the weekend and the opportunity to partake in a special tour of Canada’s Garden of the Year with Horticulturist Karen Achenbach at 4pm. And to add even more value, Tour Tickets entitle participants to a special ticket price for “Wine & Roses” in the Gardens on Friday, July 3, 5-7pm! What a deal!

Each year, the House & Garden Tour Weekend has grown to offer more activities, and this year is no exception. Under the banner “Walking in the |Footsteps of the Past”, this year’s offering spans 3 days (July 3-5), starting with “Wine & Roses” in the Historic Gardens on Friday evening, the House & Garden Tour on Saturday, and a series of activities on Sunday “Bridging the Past to the Present” to make the weekend complete. For more information on all these events, visit

Community events add even more excitement to the weekend, with First Friday celebrations in the downtown, the Saturday morning Farmers & Traders Market, a performance at King’s Theatre Saturday evening, and visits to all the wonderful galleries, museums and attractions.

House & Garden Tour tickets may be purchased online through the website, or at the Historic Gardens or Scotiabank – Annapolis Royal. Tickets are $25 per person. (Historic Gardens members can purchase Tour Tickets at a reduced rate of $20.)

For further information, call 532-7018 or visit

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Acadian Kitchen Party August 4, 2015, 5pm-8pm

Plan to visit the Historic Gardens in Annapolis Royal on Tuesday, August 4, 5-8pm for the fourth annual Acadian Kitchen Party, held in the shady surroundings of the Acadian House.

Community members and visitors will gather for an evening of toe-tapping music, tasty nibbles with an Acadian flair and Nova Scotia wine, beer, and cider. Be sure to bring along a lawn chair or blanket so you can relax, settle in and enjoy the evening!

Tickets $25 (Children 7-12 pay half price, and under 6, free). Cash bar. Please note: Minors under age 19 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The Acadian Kitchen Party is a wonderful cultural event that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Be sure to experience it for yourself! For tickets & information, visit

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