• Winter woodland walks

    The Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens remain open all winter. We are open 7 days a week all year. Enjoy a walk on a sunny day.

  • Make it a New Year's resolution to GET OUTSIDE

    The Botanical Gardens are a great place to walk on your lunch hour if you work or study at Acadia University. We're open all winter.

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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

Latest News

Step into the warmth of the greenhouse at the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre for a one day showing of tropical orchids. Saturday February 22, 2020.

Acadia student Cole Vail spent his summer collecting and cataloguing lichen species of the Verrucariaceae family along Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy coast. He explained that there has been little research going on for this family of lichen in the area, despite the importance of the organisms.