The Society's mission is to operate and maintain the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens (a 17 acre garden attraction developed in 1981) in the public interest in perpetuity.
Specifically, the Society will:
- maintain and display a unique garden facility based on Nova Scotian historical themes
- maintain collections of high quality plant material
- present to the public a key heritage, cultural and educational facility
- promote the economic and cultural development of Annapolis Royal within the context of the Society's objectives
About ANNAPOLIS ROYAL HISTORIC GARDENS
Rated Canada's Garden of the Year in 2015, the world class Historic Gardens is a 17 acre horticultural paradise located in historic Annapolis Royal, the first permanent European settlement in North America (1605).
Historically themed areas tell the story of Nova Scotia settlement from an agricultural and horticultural perspective, showcasing gardening methods, designs and materials representing more than four hundred years of local history. These core gardens are linked by paths through many other display areas featuring plant collections, garden art, water features and natural areas. Connecting pathways look westward over dykelands, evocative of a way of life centuries ago.
One of the most magnificent of the collections, by any standards, is the Rose Collection which has more than 270 cultivars. With thousands of colourful and fragrant blossoms, it is the largest rose collection in the Maritime region.