Posted on October 21, 2013 by thegardenshutterbug
The teeny tiny town of Annapolis Royal has become a GHOST TOWN, temporarily at least. The annual GHOST TOWN festival was launched October 18 with the opening of the Sinclair Inn Museum Haunted House, Hidden Hauntings at the O’Dell House Museum, and Ghostly Gardens at the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens.
Volunteers, businesses and organizations have been busily creating awesome decorations and special effects to beguile you as you visit our fair town. During the day, every day, you can explore the Ghostly Gardens, O’Dell House Museum, ArtsPlace and all the wonderful shops and Cafes. On October 25/26 the “after dark” events take centre stage, 6:30pm-9:30pm.
Check out the full schedule at www.ExploreGhostTown.com.
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Posted on August 2, 2013 by thegardenshutterbug
Acadian Kitchen Party – Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Historic Gardens, Annapolis Royal
Yes, it’s back!
Plan to visit the Historic Gardens in Annapolis Royal on Tuesday, August 6, 5-8pm for the annual Acadian Kitchen Party. A great time was had by all at the “first ever” Historic Gardens Acadian Kitchen Party in August 2012, and the community and visitors alike are looking forward to even more fun in 2013!
Experience a unique evening in the mid-summer Gardens surrounded by the dynamic sound of Acadian kitchen band Unisson! It will be a toe-tapping time – you won’t be able to sit still! Celebrated Nova Scotia story teller Laurent D’Entremont will join the fun to treat everyone a few tales. Enjoy 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!
Children are welcome to enjoy this licensed event with their families! Please note: Minors under age 19 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Tickets $20 (Children 7-12 pay half price, and under 6, free). Cash bar.
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 or www.HistoricGardens.com or call (902) 532-7018.
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Posted on July 26, 2013 by thegardenshutterbug
The time is upon us to start collecting our best photos for the 2013 Annapolis Royal Photo Contest & Exhibit.
- Got some great shots of people enjoying Natal Day? If not, make sure you take your camera everywhere with you this year!
- Got some great photos in the Historic Gardens? Well, c’mon down and get some more!
- Got some other cool shots from around Annapolis Royal? I bet there are more special scenes awaiting you and your camera!
So… grab that camera and get out there. Shoot, shoot, shoot and then select your best and submit them for our annual Photo Contest. There are various competitive categories, and we accept non-competitive entries as well for exhibit.
Deadline for submissions is Wednesday August 7, 2013.
Download Rules/Guidelines and Entry Form HERE.
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Posted on January 25, 2013 by thegardenshutterbug
Fort Anne National Historic Site is a gem located in historic Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. Worth a visit during their operating season, but also great in the off season… even in the winter!
Want to know more about Fort Anne? See some stunning footage, historic views and beautiful photographs? Follow the link below From Jan 28 – Feb 4 and watch this production by Heritage Places Television.
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Posted on January 25, 2013 by thegardenshutterbug
In wee little Annapolis Royal, we are fortunate to have access to a year round Farmer’s Market. In the summer it is located downtown in our Market Square and in the winter it moves to the Historic Gardens.
It is wonderful to have access to locally grown and locally made food products 52 weeks a year!
Annapolis Royal Winter Farmers Market – Every Saturday morning, 9-12, until May 11
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Posted on August 28, 2012 by thegardenshutterbug
It is time to haul out the leather and rev up the engine for another edition of Digby’s famous Wharf Rat Rally. This event has quickly grown to become an important part of the local tourist season and Annapolis Royal is ready to welcome the Wharf Rats to the area.
If you are looking for a chance to ride, there will be a couple of opportunities to experience our region. For those looking for a guided tour, on Saturday and Sunday a group will leave Digby and travel to various destinations around Annapolis Royal.
As a unique highlight, Annapolis Royal offers Wharf Rats the greatest photo op ever! At the Historic Gardens you and your bike will have the chance to go “Hawg Wild in the Gardens”. Imagine rumbling in to get your photograph taken among the flowers. For the “You & Your Bike” photo opp, there are two options: Self Serve & Full Service. Self Serve allows you to bring your motorcycle into the Gardens and take your own photos, while Full Service provides VIP treatment with preferred locations and a photographer to accompany you. It’s a terrific and unique opportunity! Get the details HERE.
While you are in Annapolis Royal, take some time to stroll the waterfront shopping district and to visit our many attractions and museums. Be sure to check out the Annapolis Royal Photo Exhibit at the Historic Gardens and the O’Dell House Museum all weekend long. On Saturday morning, don’t miss the Farmer’s & Trader’s Market – the largest outdoor market in Nova Scotia! Also on Saturday, outside the Sinclair Inn Museum, stop by to see Ken “Hewing to the Line” – watch this novice timber framer “square up” a beam from a log, and try your hand at wielding a broad axe or adze.
Join us in Annapolis Royal this weekend!
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Posted on August 27, 2012 by thegardenshutterbug
For several years, the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens has hosted an annual Photo Contest & Exhibit, encouraging visitors to share their best photos of the Gardens. This year, staff at the Gardens joined forces with the Annapolis Heritage Society and created an expanded contest, broadening the scope to include photos of heritage and the community as well. The results were very positive, with more than 100 photographs of the Gardens and the Town being entered. These photos are on display in the Historic Gardens Interpretive Centre (garden shots) and at the O’Dell House Museum (heritage & community shots). In addition to the contest entries, there are a number of exhibit-only entries, including many by staff members of the two organizations.
Photographs were judged by a visiting professional who generously gave of his time and expertise while he was in the area! Winners of the 14 categories were Beverley Hudson (4), Terry Murphy (4), Grant Lohnes (2), Jane DeWolfe (1), Matt Dill (1), Keith Doucet (1) and Cameron Wagner (1). The Grand Prize Winners in each division were Beverley Hudson (Historic Gardens division) and Terry Murphy (Annapolis Heritage Society divison).
Full Winners List.
People’s Choice voting is currently open for each division and will be awarded at the end of the Exhibit period.
Also of interest, at the O’Dell House Museum, is a display dedicated to “Project 365”, an effort by three local photographers in 2011 to take and share a community photo every single day of the year!
The Annapolis Royal Photo Exhibit is open at the Historic Gardens and the O’Dell House Museum until September 3. Have a look at your community through the eyes of more than a dozen photographers, and be sure to place your votes for People’s Choice awards in each division!
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