Saint Andrews (New Brunswick)
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The Town of St. Andrews is located in the extreme southwest corner of New Brunswick. Settled originally by Loyalists in 1783, the town boasts the original plat and many of the houses date from that time. Some houses were floated across from the New England States by barge.
Many features make St. Andrews an appealing destination for both travellers and residents. The historic Fairmont Algonquin hotel, one of the many original Canadian Pacific properties across the country, is a popular resort hotel, complete with spa, outdoor pool, golf course and other amenities. Just steps down the road is the magnificent 27-acre Kingsbrae Garden, a national award winning public garden, open daily, 9am to 6pm, from mid-May to mid-October and then again for the Town’s “A Season of Lights and Wonder” winter festival in November and December, with the “Garden of Lights and Festival of Trees”. There are many themed gardens, composed of over 50,000 perennials, shrubs and trees – Gravel, Children’s Fantasy, Bird & Butterfly, Knot, Rock, Heather, Scents & Sensitivity, Edible, Perennial, Rose and Therapy Gardens, to name a few. Other features include a 1/3 scale genuine Dutch windmill, miles of ancient cedar hedges, a cedar maze, ponds, streams, ducks, goats and peacocks, as well as a Garden Café, Gift Shop & Art Gallery. (Low fees, guided or self-guided tours, free parking, handicapped accessible, motorized cart tours available by appointment or chance, for a small surcharge)
Other local features are the St. Andrews Blockhouse, Ross Memorial Museum, Sherrif Andrews House, Huntsman Marine Science Centre, numerous whale & wildlife touring options, Atlantic Salmon Interpretive Centre, Katy's Cove, Ministers Island, Charlotte County Archives & Old Gaol, many local artisans, unique shopping and all levels of dining and accommodations.
The Garden Café at Kingsbrae Garden. 220 King St. 506-529-3335