Save the Date – May 25, 2014

Save the date! 

Sunday, May 25, 2014 starting at 4pm

Historic Gardens Spring Dinner & Auction – A Community Tradition Continues!

The 19th Annual Spring Dinner & Auction in support of the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens is scheduled for Sunday, May 25, 4-8pm at the Annapolis Royal Legion & Community Centre.

This much anticipated annual event has been a hallmark celebration of the Gardens in the community for almost TWO DECADES!

A spring highlight in Annapolis Royal, the evening promises great food, terrific fun, and a lot of laughs. There will be hundreds of items up for grabs, and most guests will be lucky enough to take home a treasure or two at the end of the night.

“The Spring Dinner & Auction is our one major annual fundraiser and is crucial to the Gardens’ survival” says Trish Fry, Gardens Manager. “We are so fortunate to have such terrific support from the Nova Scotia community. It never ceases to amaze me how generous our donors are, with contributions of artwork, gifts, certificates, and of course, there will be lots of incredible plant material for auction thanks to the wonderful support of the nurseries throughout the province.”

Organizers are pleased with how this year’s event is coming together, with some fresh new additions.  Fry notes “We have an incredible team of volunteers working hard this year to organize this important fundraiser – that energy and enthusiasm is what makes this event such a success.”

Tickets for the Spring Dinner & Auction are $40 and may be purchased until May 22 through the Gardens office (532-7018) or  via the Historic Gardens Online Shop. A photo gallery of items up for bid will be online soon at


Save the date!


Historic Gardens Spring Dinner & Auction – May 27!

It’s almost here! Sunday May 27, 4pm will see another great edition of the Historic Gardens annual Spring Dinner & Auction. And what a great event is is shaping up to be!

This annual gala auction event has become a much anticipated social gathering and is the key annual fundraiser for the Gardens.

The evening involves a wonderful meal, and plenty of great items to bid on, including lots of incredible plant material for your garden!It is a wonderful social time as community members and visitors alike gather in support of the award-winning Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens. As our Chairman puts it… “It’s more fun than a Barrel of Monkeys!”.

We invite you to attend (tickets $40), to donate or to volunteer!

The end of May is a wonderful time to visit the Gardens, so make a day of it, or even a weekend! The rhodos, and many other “June bloomers” have decided to make an early appearance just in time for our big event!

For more information on this great event, including photos of items on the auction block, please visit our Spring Dinner & Auction Website.

See you there!

Historic Gardens Spring Gala & Auction

Our annual Spring Gala & Auction is right around the corner… Sunday, May 30 starting at 4pm at the Annapolis Royal Legion & Community Centre.

It’s shaping up to be a great event… an almost sellout crowd (a handful of seats available at the time of writing), and an amazing selection of plant material, artwork, gifts, handcrafts, and all sorts of other great items on the auction block.

A few highlights…

Artwork by Wayne Boucher
Handcarved & Painted Decoy “Pied-billed Grebe”
Original Artwork of the Historic Gardens, by Anne Mackeen

Some of the great plant material includes:

  • ‘Yellow Bird’ Magnolia
  • Koelreuteria Paniculata
  • Weeping Nootka
  • Rhod. ‘Nancy Steele’
  • ‘Royal Frost’ Birch
  • ‘Red Oeblisk’ Beech

If you decide you’d like to come, give us a call at 532-7018 and we may just have a ticket or two we can sell you… if not, we can add you to a waiting list.

All for now…

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