Holiday Hours 2022

Staff members at the Historic Gardens are looking forward to a few days of rest and relaxation during the holiday season, but the Gardens Shop and Office will be open for shopping, membership renewal and donations based on the following holiday schedule. You can visit in person, or you can call or email – contact information listed below. And as always, if you wish to place an order or make a donation online, you can do through our Online Shop.

  • Wednesday December 21     Open 9am – 5pm
  • Thursday December 22     Open 9am – 5pm
  • Friday December 23    Open 9am – 5pm 
  • Saturday December 24     Open 9am – 2pm *
  • Sunday December 25     CLOSED
  • Monday December 26     CLOSED
  • Tuesday December 27     CLOSED
  • Wednesday December 28     Open 9am – 5pm
  • Thursday December 29     Open 9am – 5pm
  • Friday December 30     Open 9am – 5pm
  • Saturday December 31     Open 9am – 5pm
  • Sunday January 1     CLOSED
  • Monday January 2     CLOSED
  • Tuesday January 3     Open 9am – 5pm

Starting Tuesday January 3, normal Winter Hours resume as posted.

During the holidays, phone messages and emails will be checked periodically – call 902-532-7018 and provide a number where we can reach you, or email

Walking the Gardens

The Gardens are open for walking every day 9am-5pm (including Sundays and holidays) through the winter. The Gardens and paths are not maintained from November to April, so you visit at your own risk. Admission is “by donation” for the winter months (there is a donation box in the breezeway / entry).