Come calling at “Acacia Grove”, an elegant Georgian house in the picturesque Annapolis Valley. Here, horticulturalist Charles Prescott cultivated Nova Scotia’s apple industry from 1811 to 1859. Charles Prescott introduced a variety of apple to the province and helped start the Nova Scotia Fruit Growers Association. Discover how his great granddaughter, Mary Allison Prescott, rescued the derelict building in the 1930s to create a gracious home, now Prescott House Museum which is a National/Provincial historic site. See family portraits, antique furnishings and Miss Prescott’s collections of hand-stitched samplers and tribal Oriental carpets. Delight in the garden and lush countryside surrounding this special place.
A colourful display will greet you from June to October as you stroll through the rock garden, rose garden and perennial border in the informal English garden to the west of the house. The gardens are still in the same form as when they were designed in 1935 by Mary Stewart, a landscape gardener from Scotland who had also designed some prominent gardens in Quebec.
Prescott House Museum is located in Starr’s Point (Highway 101, Exit 11 to Port Williams, right on Starr’s Point Road off Highway 358) in the Fundy Shore and Annapolis Valley region. Bus tours are welcome.
Areas Of Interest: Agriculture • Community Heritage
Core Experience: History
Features: Bus Tours • Gift Shop • Parking • Picnic Tables
Government Level: Provincial
Admission Info: Admission charged (to house).
Directions: Hwy 101, Exit 11 to Port Williams, right on Starr’s Point Rd off Hwy 358.