Kingsbrae Garden offers several activities for both children and adults, daily, throughout the season. Many are offered at no extra charge beyond Garden daily admission or membership fees.
Click on the headings below to investigate all the fun and experiences you can have at the Garden!
For other activities while you're in our neighbourhood, please check the county's community calendar. There's plenty to do along our shore and throughout the Fundy Isles.
Take time to smell the roses, with a glorious garden getaway to Canada's premier seaside resort town of St. Andrews by-the-Sea, New Brunswick, Canada.
Enjoy a 2-day pass to tour the National and International Award Winning 27-acre Kingsbrae Garden, a horticultural masterpiece with many themed gardens, over 50,000 perennials, shrubs & trees, alpacas, peacocks, cedar maze, ponds, streams and a genuine Dutch windmill. A guided tour can be pre-arranged, if desired (see below on how to make arrangements).
After touring the Garden, relax at the licensed Garden Café with complimentary afternoon tea (for two), overlooking magnificent gardens to Passamaquoddy Bay. Or, partake of afternoon tea the following day when you revisit the Garden. The Garden Café, Gift Shop & Art Gallery are open from 10 am to 6 pm in July & August, and from 10 am to 5 pm for the remainder of the season.
The gracious hospitality of the Garden Gate Bed & Breakfast awaits you. This lovely turn-of-the-century home with tranquil gardens is a short stroll from the historic downtown district, the Garden and the seashore.
Enjoy a delicious full breakfast at the Garden Gate—or continental, for the early risers. Included in your getaway is a gift bag from the Garden Gift Shop. Escape today, and surrender to the serenity of St. Andrews-by-the-Sea!
$100 Per Person (based on double occupancy). Tax and gratuities are not included in package price.
To Book your Getaway:
Kingsbrae Garden (for tour and Café bookings): firstname.lastname@example.org 866-566-8687 or 506-529-3335 (ext. 1)
The Kingsbrae Garden B-B-Birdfest Contest Winners
1st: Twig House, by Jarea Art Studio
2nd: Sunflower Bat House, by David Taylor
3rd: Seaside Retirement Chalet, by the Spindrifters Craft Committee
1st: Mother Nature's Birds, by the Lunch Bunch
2nd: Condos by-the-Sea, by the By-the-Sea Garden Club
3rd: Karlingkie (Kingsbrae Garden Windmill), by Theresa Taylor
1st: Youth Centre Building, by the St. Andrews Youth Centre
2nd: Tree House, by the St. Andrews Youth Centre
3rd: Battle of Canada: Montreal Canadiens, by the St. Andrews Youth Centre
1st: Bird Gates' Estate, by Brayton Smith
2nd: Skate Haven, by the St. Andrews Youth Centre
3rd: Battle of Canada: Toronto Maple Leafs, by the St. Andrews Youth Centre
bird artist: Geoff Slater
Treat yourself and a friend or two to a personal, motorized golf cart tour of our National Award-Winning 27-acre Garden with our Floral Carpet Ride.
After a guided, interpretive tour of the magnificent Garden, enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in the serene surroundings of the Garden Café, overlooking magnificent gardens towards Ministers Island and Passamaquoddy Bay.
Your experience doesn't have to end with the Floral Carpet Ride: your ticket is good for the whole day and you are invited to come back to the Garden after strolling about the scenic resort town of St Andrews-by-the-Sea.
Our souvenir gift to you: Kingsbrae's Own flower seeds.
Dates: mid-May to mid-October from 1 to 4 pm. Please pre-book to avoid disappointment.
Adult: $33.85 | Senior/Student: $28.99 | Child 6 & under: $13.76.
HST of 13% is included in these prices.
Free daily activities in the Children's Fantasy Garden during July and August. At Kingsbrae Garden, we encourage youthful exuberance and enjoyment of nature's wonders. Every afternoon at 1:30 during July & August, there is a one-hour activity for children under 12. These activities change regularly. Children must be accompanied by an adult for admission.
There are all kinds of bird, insect and animal life to see at Kingsbrae Garden.
Young visitor offers fresh greens to the alpacas
Alice the alpaca with two of the pygmy goats
Pygmy goats sunning themselves
The "upper ducks" disport themselves in the lily fountain
Hummingbirds love the monarda in the Perennial Garden
Pumpkin, one of the Garden cats, takes the early evening sun
One of the male peacocks, showing off
Alpacas and goats having a good browse
There is a good variety of butterflies in the Garden
The "lower ducks" in the large pond
- Bird Sign
You can identify the regular bird visitors to the Garden with this handy sign.
A visitor to one of the many feeders in the Bird & Butterfly Garden
Peacocks in repose
Cinnebar, one of the male alpacas
A young blue heron visited the upper pond over several weeks
In the summer, every morning at 10:30, there is a live ladybug release in the Garden, for those who wish to experience it—for children and the young at heart! This benefits the plants, as the ladybugs eat the bugs that prey on roses and other beautiful flowers, and is a terrific experience, besides. Please present yourself at the Kingsbrae Garden Visitor Centre just before the time, in order to get admission details out of the way.
We are observing Red Fridays at Kingsbrae Garden in support of our military.
Identify yourself as a serving member of the Canadian Forces to receive free day admission to the Garden.
Enjoy your day with thanks from all of us here at Kingsbrae Garden.
Pictured above is our memorial to those who have fallen during Canada’s mission in Afghanistan.
You will find it just to the left of the entrance to the parking lot as you leave.
After your visit with us, please take a few moments to visit the memorial and pay your respects.
Each July 1, we honour those who have fallen during the Afghanistan mission. The ceremony brings together serving members of the Forces, veterans and cadets along with the community at large.
Add some questing to your Garden visit with three treasure hunts: two for children (one each for those under and over the age of 6) and one for adults. Our Visitor Centre staff will be pleased to supply you with copies, and a small gift awaits, upon presentation at our Garden Café & Gift Shop—as well as a copy of the answers, should some of them elude you!
Play croquet or bocce ball (pétanque) on the sweeping lawn in front of the Garden Café, Gift Shop and Art Gallery. Great for the kids to amuse themselves while the adults sit on the Café terrace with a light snack, lunch or afternoon tea, enjoying the stunning view of gardens and Passamaquoddy Bay. Have another cup of tea or a glass of wine while the children run off some steam! Of course, adults can play too.