• The Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens were recently featured on CBC News. A journalism team visited the Gardens last week as they were preparing a story on the benefits of planting native species in home gardens this season.  Melanie Priesnitz, Conservation Horticulturlist says, “planting...

  • Mark your calendars for Saturday June 4th (rain date June 11th) for our first Native Plant Sale in 2 years! We’ve missed you and are so excited to get back to selling native plants to new friends. Watch our website and social...

  • Participate in the #2022CityNatureChallenge between April 29th to May 2nd to help showcase the Annapolis Valley’s biodiversity! Initiated by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the California Academy of Sciences in 2016, the City Nature Challenge (CNC) quickly became an international...

  • This week, Dr. Mark Mallory and Dr. Jennifer Provencher of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) assembled a team of researchers to dissect over 175 Arctic seabirds harvested from various Nunavut locations in the Irving Centre labs. The specimens were collected by Inuit hunters...

  • The K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre and Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens partner with the Acadia Mental Health Initiative annually to provide a succulent planting event for students. The main goal of the event is to provide a positive mental health break during a...

  • The fourth-year Environmental and Sustainability Studies class (ESST 4003) is organizing events throughout the month of November to explore several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). These events are open to all members of the Acadia Community. Themes for the...

  • Attn: Acadia Alumni you’re invited a special garden talk with Melanie Priesnitz, Conservation Horticulturist from the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens on June 7, 2021, 7-8 p.m. ADT. Melanie will be giving a brief introduction to the plant research and conservation work happening...

  • Students sitting in the forest

    There’s still lots going on behind the closed gates at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens. While we dearly miss having members of the community in the garden, we have been very happy to be able to offer a safe outdoor space for...

  • This past weekend two important Science Atlantic Conferences took place virtually. The Science Atlantic series of conferences cover many disciplines and are an important opportunity to highlight the science that takes place in our Atlantic Canadian Universities. Many Acadia biology and environmental...