Try one of the Nova Scotia vacation rentals near one of the many beautiful gardens and parks in the region.
Point Pleasant Park
Point Pleasant Park in Halifax is one of the premier parks in the region. The garden is located approximately 2 kilometers from the Public Gardens and downtown Halifax. The park features ruins of forts, the Mortello Tower and miles of hiking trails. There is also a small area where you can go swimming. Having a picnic is one the most popular activities. Besides picnicking, you can cycle around the gravel pathways from Monday to Friday or bring your dog for a walk. Off-leash dog walking is permitted in some areas of the park. The Point Pleasant Park in Halifax is open every day from 6 a.m. until 12 a.m. Admission is free.
From one of the Nova Scotia vacation homes, driver over to the Historic Gardens located in Annapolis Royal. This 17-acre horticultural garden is divided into several themes, each with its own characteristics. The Pine Forest is where you will find a huge forest covered with different species of pine trees. Le Maison is where a French settler's dwelling is situated. You can also visit the Governor's Garden, which has been in existence since the Annapolis Royal used Nova Scotia's capital in the 18th century. There is also a Victorian Garden and an Innovative Garden. All of the gardens in the Historic Gardens are linked by walking paths. You will also find several collections in the gardens including the impressive Rose Collection with over 200 different types of roses from the ancient to hybrid roses.
Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens
Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens is a 6-acre botanical garden in Wolfville. The garden itself is located in within the grounds of Acadia University. You will find the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens divided into 9 sections, each featuring the native plants found in the Acadian Forest. This botanical garden has a conservatory which allows visitors to see plants even during the off-season. This climate-controlled structure houses 4 plants from the Acadian Forest year round. There is also the Woodland Trails, which is a 1.5-kilometer hiking trail that passes through the woods onto an old brook. The garden also has a Medicinal and Food Garden where you will see a collection of plants once used for food and medicine. One of the main features of the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens is the Experimental Garden. Although access to this garden is not allowed, the public can still view it through the west pavilion. The Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens' conservatory is open to the public every day from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. The garden is also available every day until dusk depending on the weather conditions. However, the garden is closed during winter.
Nova Scotia boasts of numerous gardens and parks scattered all over the region. Research rental homes on Vamoose.com. Search by price, amenities and location.