Harriet Irving Gardens

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walledgardenThe Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens occupy more than 6 acres and provide a meeting place for science and nature on the campus of Acadia University in Wolfville Nova Scotia.

The main collection of the Gardens is laid out in nine native habitats of the Acadian Forest Region. All of the plants found in these habitats are native species to the region. Other features of the Gardens include a Medicinal and Food Garden, Conservatory, formal Walled Garden and an Experimental Garden.

The Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens is a place where nature, research and technology come together to promote and practice conservation and sustainability within the Acadian Forest Region.

The Walled Garden
Not your typical English garden: all the plants are native to the Acadian Forest Region.

The Conservatory
The conservatory allows visitors to see a few of the plant species from each habitat year round, even when the outside is blanketed in snow

While visiting the Gardens you can also visit Woodland Trails

This 1.5km hike through the woods follows an old brook and takes you through a variety of forest habitats. There are 2 shorter loops that you can take if you don’t have enough time for the whole trail. Pick up a Trails Map in the main lobby of the KC Irving Centre or download a copy of it on their website.

Group Visits and Guided Tour Reservations
We welcome group visits with advanced reservation. Please call 585-2665 to schedule your visit.


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