• Botanical Illustration for Students Workshop

    October 13th, 10am - 3pm. A fusion of science and art. Learn graphite drawing techniques while studying native plants.

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  • Herbaceous Bank in full colour

    There's still lots of colour left in the garden. Our Herbaceous Bank is filled with late season bloomers such as the Red Cardinal Flower and Blue Lobelia and Swamp Sunflower.

  • Trapping weevils
    Acadia Masters of Science student Joel Goodwin is working to understand the habits and preferences of the beech leaf-mining weevil (Orchestes fagi) in American Beech Trees (Fagus grandifolia)

  • 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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Botanical EcoPrinting Workshop

Learn to make ecoprints from native plants on silk.

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Botanical Alchemy with Plant Dyes Workshop

Learn the ancient technique of making fabric dyes using Nova Scotia's native plants.

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