Wine & Roses – July 5

Tomorrow is the big day – well one of them. This weekend is full of big days, really.

One of the highlights of our House & Garden Tour Weekend is definitely Wine & Roses, Friday July 5, 5pm-7pm.


Imagine roaming among acres of stunning beauty in the unique setting of Canada’s Garden of the Year, wine glass in hand and the sweet aroma of roses in the air, while you listen to the sultry sounds of jazz… you’ve just imagined yourself at “Wine & Roses”, a special evening in the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens on Friday July 5, 5-7pm.

Wine & Roses has become a hallmark community event, occurring on the eve of the popular Annapolis Royal House & Garden Tour. Thousands of rose blossoms, wine in hand, music in the air… it is simply a magical experience.


Your $20 ticket entitles you to admission, food, and entertainment. Cash bar. If you are a 2019 Gardens Member (yet ANOTHER reason to become a member) you save $5 off that ticket price. For even greater value there is a combo deal on Wine & Roses and the House & Garden Tour the following day. Please check for details.

This is a “rain or shine” event. Bring an umbrella and wander the gardens, or find shelter in the Gardens Interpretive Centre and Elm Tree Café.

Wine & Roses provides a unique opportunity to enjoy one of Nova Scotia’s treasures! Tickets may be purchased online, at the Historic Gardens, or by calling the Gardens at (902) 532-7018.

House & Garden Tour Weekend – July 5-7

In Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, an International Communities in Bloom winner, we are proud of our heritage buildings and for the history held within their walls.  We are equally proud to share our many special gardens, and the stories that they tell. 

We invite you to join us July 5-7, 2019 for House & Garden Tour Weekend in Annapolis Royal.

Friday evening’s Wine & Roses provides a great start to the weekend experience, followed by a walk downtown and a Candlelight Graveyard Tour. The Annapolis Royal House & Garden Tour, our hallmark event, will fill your Saturday with visits to some of the wonderful properties in Annapolis Royal and surrounding area! And our Sunday series includes a bouquet of “day after” activities to allow you to explore various aspects of this wonderful community. Take a closer look by following the links below!

Friday, July 5, 5-7pmWine & Roses

Saturday, July 6, 11am-4pmAnnapolis Royal House & Garden Tour

Sunday, July 7, 9am-5pm – Sunday Series

Please explore to get a taste of the experiences being offered, and plan your weekend in Annapolis Royal now! 

Wine & Roses 2012 – A Great Evening!

Our 2012 edition of “Wine & Roses”, held on Friday July 6, drew more than 100 people and by all accounts was a great success! The Rose Garden has never looked better, the Annapolis Highland Vineyards wine was wonderful, Mark Towers’ sax music was delightful, and the food was delicious. Can’t wait until next year!

Meanwhile, here are a few pictures…

Simon greets our guests…

The sultry sax sounds of Mark Towers…

The Roses were terrific!

Bruce & Velma tended bar…

Lovely evening…

Sheila & Stephen toast the evening…

A good time was had by all!

Wine & Lilies


And a good time was had by all…

What a terrific idea… wine in the Gardens! Our Wine & Roses evening in July went exceptionally well – about 75 people came out and enjoyed a beautiful evening in the rose garden, sipping wine and nibbling on cheese & crackers, all the while listening to Mark Towers’ wonderful tenor sax music.


It was such a positive event that everyone wanted to come back in August and do it again! “Wine & Lilies” was also a hit, with another beautiful evening, this time surrounded by daylilies, tiger lilies, water lilies and Oriental lilies. Beautiful flute and oboe duets provided a wonderful background, thanks to AnnMarie Monk and Jolene Buchholz.


Look for the next “Wine” event in September, with “Wine & Butterflies” on September 11, 6-8pm. Details to follow…

Wine & Roses

Imagine yourself, on Friday evening, strolling through the Gardens, surrounded by the perfume of thousands of roses, sipping wine, nibbling on cheese & crackers, and enjoying the sultry sax sounds of Mark Towers… doesn’t it sound like a wonderful experience?

That’s what Wine & Roses is all about – a unique experience in the most beautiful of atmospheres. Your Wine & Roses ticket includes wine (two glasses), nibbles, live music and, of course, admission to the Historic Gardens. Tickets are $20, and a reduced rate of $15 if you have a Season Pass. (This event is limited to age 19 and over).

 The Gardens have been specially licensed for this event, so you can stroll the grounds with your wine in hand! We are promised a beautiful evening, but if by chance we do get a little rain, the event will continue as planned, so bring an umbrella and enjoy the experience in any case.

Wine & Roses Poster