I talk about hidden gems in Nova Scotia fairly often; particularly on the beautiful Eastern Shore. Well folks, I have found another. This one, is both hidden and out in the wide open at the same time!
Located in Salmon River Bridge, just 10 kilometres east of Musquodoboit Harbour at 10099 Hwy 7, Harbour Breeze Daylillies is plain to see, right there on the main road. During the holidays you’ll see the small building on the side of the road adorned with wreaths and holiday arrangements. In the summer though, you may easily overlook it.
I’m here to tell you – don’t over look it! This charming local business is situated on several acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, the development of which is ongoing. The twisty-turny trails uphill through rock walls and stairways lead to a variety of gardens. Included in the gardens are daylilies, irises and much much more. There is even a chicken coop and a few bee hives. And, if that isn’t enough the short climb will reward you with beautiful views of Jeddore Harbour.
Click here to learn more about touring the gardens, as well as purchasing daylilies and irises. Over 750 varieties are grown here, all without the use of chemical fertilizers. This local business also boasts one of the best selections of Japanese Irises in Canada. Open the second week of May until the first week of September admission is free but donations to help maintain the gardens are gladly accepted. The sale shop for wreaths, dark brandy fruitcake, and other goodies opens mid November until December.