Ghostly Gardens 2019


Things are about to get spooky at the Historic Gardens. Once again, our resident ghouls and goblins are taking over and transforming the Gardens into Ghostly Gardens. On the nights of October 24 25 and 26 and the afternoon of October 27 the Gardens are unleashing their scary side mixed with a good dose of family fun.

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Every year we have some new twists and surprises but, favourites like the Witch’s Lair, Musician’s Graveyard and Elm Street Café will be ready to scare visitors for another year. During the After Dark evenings, you can grab a lantern and make your way to the Ghostly Interpretive Centre where Young Company Productions have a live performance featuring local performers. This is sure to be a fun performance.

New this year is a Sunday matinee designed to appeal to some of the younger members of the family. The matinee will have the regular ghouls who roam the Gardens by night but, daylight offers a less scary visiting opportunity for some children who are uncomfortable with darkness.

Ghostly Gardens after dark takes place October 24, 25, 26 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. The Ghostly Gardens Sunday matinee is 2pm-5pm on October 27.  Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door (441 St George Street, Annapolis Royal). For more information visit, email or call 902-532-7018.

Ghostly Gardens is a great time for the whole family. Be sure to visit… if you dare.

Save the Dates – Ghost Town 2019!



Time to start planning your visit to Annapolis Royal for our GHOST TOWN events. Check out our preliminary schedule of events

And be sure to include in your plans a visit to our iconic Ghostly Gardens! Visit BY DAYLIGHT or AFTER DARK, as you wish!

GHOST TOWN 2015 Schedule Announced!


Excitement is mounting for the 2015 edition of GHOST TOWN in Annapolis Royal. We have posted this year’s Official Event Schedule HERE. We anticipate there will be more activities and specials to let you know about as GHOST TOWN gets closer, and will do our best to post everything here in the Ghostly Blog. So check back often!

Plan your time with us now – and remember, all these events are RAIN OR SHINE. Ghosts and goblins and ghouls just LOVE dark and dreary atmospheres!

Reminiscing about centuries gone by at la Maison acadienne...

Reminiscing about centuries gone by at la Maison acadienne…

Yorick has guests!


A special moment today when little Humerus & Patella were reunited with their Uncle Yorick. They haven’t seen each other in ages! Humerus & Patella have arrived in our area to do some sightseeing before they join Uncle Yorick in welcoming visitors to Annapolis Royal for GHOST TOWN starting October 16.

Yorick is smiling from ear cavity to ear cavity!


It would have been truly heartwarming, if any of them actually had hearts…

Double Double Toil & Trouble


 Double Double Toil & Trouble. Witches, skeletons, bats and ghosts… all are descending on Annapolis Royal as the community prepares for GHOST TOWN!

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Crash Landing… we have a coven of witches taking over the Gardens. This one was not a very good driver!


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It is truly difficult to get our Ghostly Gardens ready for GHOST TOWN with our resident skeletons causing such mayhem. Yorick decided a piggyback ride would be fun – thank you to Volunteer Haley for humouring him!

Join us in Annapolis Royal for GHOST TOWN Oct 17-31. Check out the awesome Schedule of Events and…


Ghost Town preparations in full swing!


With less than one week left, organizers are working hard to create GHOST TOWN! As we can, we’ll provide a sneak preview or two…

For my part, I spent some time this weekend travelling about the area to pick up various supplies. One of my stops involved the collection of various bones…

Alas, poor Yorick...