Gardens - Featured Gardens

A garden in good hands

Sara Begg Townsend
Photography by
Stacey Van Berkel Haines

Nova Scotia native Betty Minor has thoughtfully cultivated a verdant, 
natural haven—and along with it, a sense of her own history.


Tucked away among the stone walls and paths are rustic handmade pieces Betty has crafted from materials gathered around the property: Wattle fences were created out of birch wood cleared from the outlying acre, several arbours were made from trees and branches that were felled after a particularly destructive hurricane ripped through the area in 2003, and sticks cut and peeled by resident beavers are being transformed into benches.


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