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Spring Dinner & Auction May 24, 2015, 4pm-9pm

Historic Gardens Spring Dinner & Auction Celebrates 20 Years!

The final touches are underway for the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens’ 20th Annual Spring Dinner & Auction on Sunday, May 24, 4-8pm at the Annapolis Royal Legion & Community Centre. This much anticipated annual event has been a hallmark celebration of the Gardens in the community for TWO DECADES. The theme this year will be “Under the Sea” and the ambiance being created by the Imagineers is guaranteed to be very special. Paula Buxton is once again donating her time and talent to the Gardens, creating a wonderful menu and assembling a talented team of volunteers to assist her.

Organizers are pleased with how this year’s event is coming together. "We have an incredible group of volunteers working hard on our 20th Anniversary Dinner & Auction - that energy and enthusiasm is always key to our success." says Trish Fry, Gardens Manager.

There will be hundreds of items up for grabs, and most guests will be lucky enough to take home a treasure or two at the end of the night. Fry notes that the success is due to incredible generosity all around. “We are very fortunate to have such terrific support from the Nova Scotia community with generous contributions of artwork, gifts, certificates, and of course, lots of incredible plant material thanks to the wonderful support of the nurseries throughout the province.” A photo gallery of items up for bid will be online soon at http://historicgardensauction.wordpress.com.

Board Chair John Mildon is very appreciative of the incredible community support. “Our annual Dinner & Auction has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Gardens in its 20 years, helping us to grow and develop into the world class attraction we have become. In fact, the Historic Gardens was recently recognized as Canada’s Garden of the Year, thanks in no small part to the support we receive from our Nova Scotia community.”

Tickets for the Spring Dinner & Auction are $40 and may be purchased until May 21 through the Gardens office (532-7018) or online at www.historicgardens.com. Local patrons are encouraged to purchase their tickets at Scotiabank Annapolis Royal, who will then match the purchase price through their Bright Future program.

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

Start your weekend experience in Annapolis Royal with “Wine & Roses”, Friday, July 3, 5-7pm, a unique opportunity to explore the Historic Gardens with a glass of wine in hand! Tickets for Wine & Roses are $15. Members and House & Garden Tour Participants can purchase Wine & Roses Tickets at a reduced rate of $10. Please select the appropriate category in the dropdown menu on the right. Join us in historic Annapolis Royal as the community showcases some of its unique gardens and houses in a special Annapolis Royal House & Garden Tour on Saturday, July 4, 2015. The event will include a visit to several private properties where residents have made use of unique designs and materials to create wonderful gardens and landscapes. In addition, some of the featured properties are inviting guests to tour parts of their unique homes. The Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens will be a centerpiece of the tour, in prime rose season, with the Horticulturist on hand to provide a guided tour.

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

Join us in historic Annapolis Royal as the community showcases some of its unique gardens and houses in a special Annapolis Royal House & Garden Tour on Saturday July 4, 2015. The event will include a visit to several private properties where residents have made use of unique designs and materials to create wonderful gardens and landscapes. In addition, all of the featured properties are inviting guests to tour parts of their unique homes. The Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens will be a centerpiece of the tour, in prime rose season, with the Horticulturist on hand to provide a guided tour. Check back in the spring to check out our feature properties in more detail. But for now, take our word for it that this will be a very special offering indeed! Start your weekend experience in Annapolis Royal with “Wine & Roses”, Friday July 3, 5-7pm, a unique opportunity to explore the Historic Gardens with a glass of wine in hand! Add a theatre performance at King’s Theatre, a visit to the Farmers’ Market on Saturday morning, stroll through the waterfront shopping district, hike along the French Basin Trail, and experience our attractions and museums. In Annapolis Royal we are proud of our heritage buildings and for the history held within their walls. We are equally proud to share our gardens and homes, and the stories that they tell. We hope that you will join us for this unique event. House & Garden Tour Tickets are $25. (Historic Gardens members can buy at a reduced rate of $20). Tickets for Wine & Roses are $15. Members and House & Garden Tour Participants can purchase Wine & Roses Tickets at a reduced rate of $10. Tickets may be purchased at the Historic Gardens, via our Online Store or by calling (902) 532-7018.

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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 www.AcadianKitchenParty.com

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