Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Annapolis Royal Garden Tour!
I love the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens.. My mother, grandmother and I used to make an annual pilgrimage each summer to go and visit these amazing gardens when I was a teenager.. I thought I was in paradise, surrounded by colourful perennial borders, intricate knot gardens, an Acadian kitchen garden and roses - oh, the roses.. heavenly! And the water gardens.. and the grasses.. the heaths and heathers.. well, you get the idea..
This coming Saturday, July 3rd is the annual Annapolis Royal House and Garden Tour that showcases some of the unique gardens and houses in the community. It will include private properties where residents have made use of innovative designs and materials to create wonderful gardens and landscapes. The Historic Gardens themselves, are the centerpiece of the tour - in prime rose season! There will be a horticulturist on hand to provide a guided tour at 4 pm.
The tour will run from 1oam to 4 pm, and you can enjoy the spectacular sights at your own pace. Tickets are $25, which includes access to all gardens and refreshments. For tickets or more info, call (902) 532-7018 or visit www.historicgardens.com.
Don't forget you can also sign up for the 'Bloom Report' by going to the website.. That way, even if you can't get to the gardens, you'll be able to see what's in bloom throughout the spring, summer and fall!