Stressed out? Take some time to stop and smell the roses and other fragrant flowers at the beautiful gardens across Prince Edward Island. Backed by the ocean, beaches, and flatlands, Prince Edward Island’s gardens create fantastic playgrounds for photographers and local gardeners. Enjoy some time outside this summer and fall by exploring the gorgeous gardens around PEI with your family and friends.
A.A. MacDonald Memorial Gardens
Best known for being the home of Canada’s largest ship’s wheel, A.A. MacDonald Memorial Gardens is PEI’s Largest Municipal Garden. Stroll past the 60 colourful flower beds throughout this beautiful 3.8 acre park. Bring a picnic along to enjoy at one of the picnic tables and spend some time relaxing in the scenic, undisturbed surroundings.
65 Grafton Street, Georgetown
Gardens of Hope
Next to the PEI Preserve Company is a lovely garden for you to explore. The Gardens overlook the shore of the River Clyde. There are many pathways to explore, and try to find hidden gems. At the top of the hill is the Butterfly House. Inside the Butterfly House, you can see imported tropical butterflies from Costa Rica and the plants they enjoy feeding from.
2827 New Glasgow Road, New Glasgow
The Bottle Houses is one of the places you should consider visiting in PEI. While the building may be what brings people to the area, the gardens around the buildings perfectly frame them and add even more eye-popping colour to this unique location. From the wild roses to the planted garden beds, and the pond surrounded by flowers, the Bottle Houses are a photographer and plant lovers dream.
6891 PEI 11, Wellington
Find colourful displays of annual and perennial flowers in Charlottetown’s largest park. Victoria Park is also home to native trees and shrubs as part of the Arboretum project. There is a self-guided tour of the arboretum that takes you around the trail loop that surrounds the park.
100 Brighton Road, Charlottetown
The Dunes Cafe, Gallery & Gardens
Relax on the deck overlooking the beautiful garden with an amazing meal made from local produce and seafood and Island beef. The main attraction is outside in the garden. The large garden is home to many statues that will make you feel like you are somewhere in Bali. You can spot Brackley Beach off in the distance.
3622 Brackley Point Road, Route 15, Brackley Beach
Green Gables Heritage Place
Explore the landscapes that inspired the world of Anne of Green Gables. Relax in the 19th-century gardens and walk the trails that inspired the Haunted Woods and Lovers Lane. Pick up a delectable Raspberry Cordial from the Cordial Cafe to enjoy while taking in the views.
8779 PEI 6, New Glasgow
Based on the home of Anne of Green Gables, Avonlea Village recreates the fictional 19th-century town, including the flower gardens. Most visit the village for the amazing restaurants in the villages and stay to explore the village. Many of the restaurants offer meals to go that you can enjoy in the gardens.
8779 PEI 6, New Glasgow
Jean Pierre Roma National Historic Site of Canada
Travel back in time to the 1730’s. Many people visit Jean Pierre Roma National Historic Site for what is inside, but if you head outside, you will be greeted with French Heritage Gardens. Enjoy a picnic lunch with bread from the wood-fired oven.
505 Roma Point Rd, Montague
Kingsboro Labyrinth Wishing Tree
Explore North America’s largest classical grass turf labyrinth and make a wish at the wishing tree. Start the kilometre journey by picking up your free Wish Tag at the Inn. Stroll through the meadow, thinking about your wish and enjoying the outdoors. Once you reach the tree at the centre, you can right the bell to send your thoughts aloft.
2518 East Point Rd, Route 16, Kingsboro
Sir Andrew MacPhail Homestead
Often called “one of the best kept secrets in PEI”, Sir Andrew MacPhail Homestead is a popular location for a meal. Wear comfortable shoes as the homestead has 140 acres of land for you to explore. From planted flower gardens to the organic vegetable gardens to a forestry project, the homestead is a gardener’s dream.
4825 Murray Harbour Road, Vernon Bridge
Tignish Heritage Inn & Gardens
Magnificent floral gardens await you behind St. Simon and St. Jude Church. The gardens highlight the unique charm of the restored inn that was built in 1868. The gardens are seen as memorial gardens for many in the community due to their location near the church.
206 Maple Street, Tignish
Wood Islands Welcome Centre
Close to the Nova Scotia ferry terminal, the Wood Islands Welcome Centre is both the start and end of visit to the island. Framing the heritage-themed are wonderful gardens for you to relax by. Enjoy some ice cream and candy from the shops at the picnic tables around the gardens.
13054 Shore Road, Belle River
Malpeque Fine Iron Products
For over 25 years, Malpeque Fine Iron Products has been creating unique garden art and blacksmith pieces. Outside the shop, you will find a folk art garden filled with magically one-of-a-kind creations. The Lady Slipper is a highlight of the folk art garden.
1209 Barbara Weit Road, Summerside