Sneak Preview – Part 3 – NIKIAN Farm

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Niki and Ian proudly boast their 90% food self-sufficiency.  Their gardens occupy a good deal of their time and their evolving natural garden, says Niki, is becoming “a model for me as an aging gardener”. In 2002, they began to convert a horse operation into a vast array of vegetables, orchards, perennials and a rice paddy. Rare plants, innovation, solar power and education are important parts of what they do.

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I spent some time at their place last week and had a lovely chat as well. they are so passionate and knowledgeable about what they do!

Here are a few shots…

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One of the many incredible gardens located on this property.

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This sculpture caught my eye.

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“Hope” is very much the hostess!

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Sustainability is at the core of everything they do.

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These windows reminded me of another property on the Tour – The Academy!

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Steps to…

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Gardeners at work!

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Lupins and fencing – definitely a farm flavour to this property!

To see for yourself, you can buy tickets for the Annapolis Royal House & Garden Tour by calling 902-532-7018 or online at the following link: https://historic-gardens-shop.myshopify.com/collections/special-events-bookings

House & Garden Tour Tickets are $30 at the door or $25 in advance. (Historic Gardens members can buy at a reduced rate of $25 any time).

For more on the other feature properties, link over to: Feature Properties.

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