The Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens is a beautiful and historical garden that is 18 acres of a horticultural paradise and is located in the historic area of Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. It was the first permanent settlement for the Europeans that traveled to North America. The gardens show the story of the Nova Scotia settlement from both an agricultural and horticultural perspective. For 4000 years, the Mi'kmaq lived on the land and used this as a stopping point. The huge pine forest represents the vast forest to the east that was there long before Europeans settled North America.
The garden features lots of amazing plants which include over 3000 vibrant flowers. This selection of plants is exotic and heritage plants. The gardens show modern horticultural methods. The rose collection has over 270 different kinds of roses like the apothecary rose through the modern hybrids and includes the Canadian explorer.