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Kingsbrae Garden
Courtesy Kingsbrae Garden

Kingsbrae Garden, St. Andrews, New Brunswick

Kingsbrae―27 acres along Passamaquoddy Bay, compiled from the grounds of several grand old estates―will surprise you. The Scents & Sensitivity Garden, for example, is designed for the blind, with plants chosen for their scent or texture. The Gravel Garden displays plants that grow in gravel. More conventionally, it also features roses, perennials, and plants that attract birds and butterflies. Kingsbrae is open May 20 through October 8 this year; 866/566-8687 or

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