Join us for a taste of Canada's 2015 Garden of the Year - the beautiful Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens in Nova Scotia. And if social engagement is what you're after, we have some very cool experiences awaiting you. Check it out at www.historicgardens.com. And be sure to plan a visit soon!
This is a series of time lapse photo sequences about the 2012 thatching project at the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. This sequence covers the addition of several courses of thatch.
The Acadian House at the Historic Gardens is a reconstruction of a 1671 dwelling, based on archaeological evidence gathered nearby at Belleisle and at the Melanson Settlement. It is a rare example of a pre-deportation Acadian dwelling.
The north side of the roof was thatched 17 years ago, and is holding up very well - good for another 50 years we hope! Through the generous support of many volunteers, Acadian Seaplants, and thatching expert Jef Achenbach (lead volunteer for the project!), the South Side is being thatched this spring and will be completed before summer!
Thanks to the technology offered by time lapse cameras, donated to the Historic Gardens by Acadian Seaplants, we were able to document the whole process.
For more information on the Historic Gardens, visit www.historicgardens.com
A series of videos featuring attractions in Southwestern Nova Scotia who collectively tell the story of Acadie from its roots to today. The Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens are proud partners of this effort.