• Changing of the Seasons

    As we welcome the changing of the seasons we are also welcoming back Acadia students to campus. The Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens are open to Acadia students only this fall and remain closed to the public.

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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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The Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens are accessible to all Acadia students, staff and faculty with a valid Acadia ID. Just swipe your card at the main entrance to the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre for contact tracing purposes and enter the Gardens through the Conservatory doors. The Acadia campus remains closed to the general public, we look forward to the day when we can safely welcome back all visitors!

While the Gardens are closed to keep the humans safe from the current pandemic, wildlife is enjoying a quiet spring at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens.