Celebrating Magnolias in Annapolis Royal

Magnolia 'Legacy' in the Historic Gardens

Magnolia ‘Legacy’ in the Historic Gardens

Magnolias are popping out all over Annapolis Royal, and in the Historic Gardens. We invite you to visit our community… a feast for the senses!

For more information on some special events, or to download a map of the Town’s magnolia collection, please follow this link to the Celebrating Magnolias website.

We look forward to welcoming you!


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Guided Magnolia Walk

The first weekend of our magnolia celebrations has finished, but there are more great activities coming up.

The next of these is Monday’s Guided Magnolia Walk. Join Karen Achenbach and Angelika Waldow for an informative tour of the Town’s magnolia collection as well as those in the Historic Gardens. Then enjoy a social time and refreshments.

Meet at the Historic Gardens parking lot by 2pm. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted!

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.

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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!


Funky Feature – Magnolias Spring & Fall

In another recap of a “Funky Feature of the Week” we look at magnolias. They are sheer beauty in the Spring, with their pinks, whites, purples, yellows… and their amazing aroma.


But in autumn, they are pure funk, sporting crazy looking fruit or seeds pods.



The Town of Annapolis Royal has an extensive collection of magnolias, many of them within the Historic Gardens. In May, the community will be Celebrating Magnolias with a number of exciting events, from informative lectures and tours to relaxing and fun social events. A full schedule of events will soon be available on the Town’s website.