Celebrating Magnolias


Ahhhhh, the sweet smell of magnolias in the air! Yes, that’s the atmosphere in Annapolis Royal these days as our ever-growing magnolia collection hits its peak bloom period for 2010. Did you know there are more than 100 magnolias planted throughout Annapolis Royal? Many of these are in the world famous Historic Gardens, while many others are located on public and private properties.

Leonard Messel

A visit to the Town and the Gardens in the next week or so will be a delight for the senses. The Courthouse lawn, for instance, looks wonderful with the soft pinks and whites framing the majestic courthouse behind! Many of the private homes along St. George Street have magnolias gracing their front lawns – pinks, whites, yellows… beautiful! And the Historic Gardens collection is at its best, with 18 varieties of magnolia.

The community will be Celebrating Magnolias in early May with a number of great events. (Click here to see the schedule). Because Mother Nature has been in a bit of a rush this spring, our peak magnolia bloom is a good couple weeks early, so my suggestion is this:

* Come very soon to visit Annapolis Royal and explore our fine magnolia collection,a s well as the other great attributes of our Town. You can download a Self Guided Map HERE.
* Return to Annapolis Royal in early May to take part in the our magnolia celebrations!

Enjoy!

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