For years I drove past the intriguing Tangled Garden sign en route to and from Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Usually pressed for time, I’d always meant to drop in and this year finally took the plunge.
And what a pleasant one it was for two reasons. First of all for the shop itself where “herbs and fruit are turned into jewel-like jellies and flavorful vinegars” and secondly for the stunning gardens tucked behind the establishment.
Check out a few delicious freebies but be warned that you won’t leave without buying something if you do. Afterwards stroll the gardens… and maybe plan your wedding here. Owner Beverly McClare makes all the products by hand using herbs from her garden and locally grown fruits. In the winter she sculpts and her works can be seen scattered throughout the gardens.
Afterwards treat yourself to a chocolate mint, lavender or lemon thyme ice cream. Maybe a bottle of one of the stores specialty liqueurs such as Radiant Raspberry or Sensual Strawberry to be shared later with a friend.
A Gallery Of Images From Tangled Garden
If you go: Tangled Garden
All Photos By George Burden – All Rights Reserved
First Published At Life As A Human
Guest Author Bio
George Burden is a family physician in Elmsdale, Nova Scotia, a graduate of Dalhousie University Medical School, class of ’78. He is a freelance journalist who writes extensively for the national medical newspaper, The Medical Post, and also serves on the publication’s medical advisory board. Dr. Burden has served in the past as a Regional Director of the Canadian chapter of the Explorers Club and was recently designated a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. He is a past recipient of the Governor General’s Medal.
Publications to date have included topics such as studying aviation medicine from the perspective of a CF-18 pilot during an aerial combat exercise, descending in both a Canadian naval SDL deep sea submersible as well as time aboard the Victoria class submarine, HMCS Windsor. Dr. Burden has also traveled to and written on all seven continents including the Antarctic, West Africa and Southeast Asia.
He has published articles on diseases depicted in ancient Egyptian art at the Cairo Museum and has done an analysis of the Edwin Smith Papyrus from a modern medical perspective. Medical history is also an interest of Dr Burden and he has co-authored a book on this subject entitled Amazing Medical Stories, published by Goose Lane Editions/University of Toronto Press.
Dr. Burden presently resides in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He won 3 awards at the 2010 North American Travel Journalism Awards.
Read George Burden’s full bio and over 180 articles by him at Life As A Human.
BC Gardens says
Love the stories and the photos.