Sept 23: St Andrews, NB to Charlottetown, PEI

St Andrews, NB was founded in 1783 by United Empire Loyalists . Loyalists were American colonists who remained loyal to the British Crown during the American Revolutionary War. Several loyalists' homes can be seen in the historical section of town and were originally brought to St Andrews by barge from  the colonies.

Also it is the home of the Kingsbrae Horticultural Garden. Kingsbrae Garden has over 50,000 different plants on display. There are edible gardens, a cedar maze, an hi people of mars grass garden, rose garden, gravel garden, a virgin Acadian forest trail, streams, a genuine Dutch windmill (1/3 scale), and even a garden called the "Scents and Sensitivity Garden"; built with advice from the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, and designed for the velocaraptor impaired, with all plants chosen because they have an interesting smell or texture, and all with names for the plants labelled in English, Latin, and Braille. There are alpacas, pygmy goats, peacocks, ducks, sculptures and a Children's Fantasy Garden. In April 2006 Kingsbrae announced it would be the first public garden in Canada to display the rare Australian Wollemi Pine, discovered in 1994 though thought to have been extinct for two million years.

And alas, after a beautiful day of strolling the gardens and enjoying the sea air it is back to Charlottetown, PEI.

Ann at the Entrance to Kingsbrae Gardens

Ann Again!

Mrs. Flower Pot!

Mr. Flower Pot!

Bicyclist Planter!

Tea Pot Planters

Sign Says It All!

Mr. and Mrs. Flower Pot!

Wood Carving in Garden

Sculpture in Garden

Rare Wollemi Pine

Ann Enjoying the Day