19 February 2015


Manager, Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens

Born and raised in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Trish began working at the Historic Gardens in 1982, their first full season of operation. As a student employee she learned the Gardens from the ground up, mowing lawns and working in admissions. After graduating from Mount Allison University, Trish continued working with the Historic Gardens, as Manager since 1987.

Trish has a fierce pride in the Gardens and in her hometown, and welcomes every opportunity to spread the good word. She was privileged to be part of the winning presentation for the award of “Most Livable Small Town in the World” as well as the Town’s past Communities in Bloom efforts. With the Historic Gardens as the centerpiece, Annapolis Royal has won at the provincial, national and international levels of Communities in Bloom.

In giving back to the community, Trish served on Town Council for 10 years, 4 of those as Deputy Mayor, retiring from this service in 2004. She participates in various tourism and marketing organizations and partnership efforts, and presently sits on the Canadian Garden Council.

In her spare time, Trish loves to play with her camera, resulting in an extensive library of tens of thousands of photos of the Historic Gardens and the Town. She has a large following for her photographic email “Bloom Report”, and through social media as well.

Trish has been part of the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens almost since inception, and brings a valuable insight to the growth and development of this Nova Scotian Masterpiece!