Visit the ornamental gardens of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site and let yourself be charmed by the vibrant colors of the many flowers, shrubs, and trees that surround the site. Explore these stunning gardens established in 1956, which tell the story of Mabel Hubbard Bell: an avid horticulturist, an advocate for women and children’s education, and the first woman to manage an aviation company.
Walk along the museum grounds and admire the gardens from many locations: the red chairs, benches, picnic tables and even a rooftop patio where you can enjoy a meal as the sparkling waters of Baddeck Bay move beneath.
Coming with kids? Make sure to grab an Xplorers booklet and see how many wooden sheep you can find hidden in the gardens!
The site celebrates Mabel’s contributions through a new interpretive garden with the guidance of pollination expert Dr. Alana Pinder. Take home a piece of history by purchasing seeds from the museum gift shop to plant in your own garden, much like Mabel’s neighbors who had plants of their own grown from cuttings or seeds she had given them.