• Are Humans Smarter Than Insects? 

    Join us for an investigation of humans vs. insects with Dr. Jeremy McNeil of Western University. Visit the event listing for more details

  • Outdoor Classroom

    Acadia Earth and Environmental Science Students use the Botanical Gardens as an outdoor classroom for their field school each year.

  • Fall colours

    The leaves are putting on a great show this year in the Botanical Gardens and all across the Acadian Forest Region. 

  • Playing in the garden

    Each week we delight in hearing the games and laughter from the kids of the Wolfville Children's Centre as they play on our lawns.

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    Our emblem featuring Scotch thistle, mayflower and a honeybee

    The mayflower was Harriet Lila Irving's favourite wildflower. The honeybee symbolizes hard work and pollination. The Scotch thistle represents Scotland, the Irving family's ancestral home

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Visiting Scientist

Are Humans Smarter than Insects? 
Monday October 29th 7:30 - 9:00pm 
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Botanical EcoPrinting Workshop

Learn to make ecoprints from native plants on silk.

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