Discover Atlantic Canada Geographic
This summer, explore nature’s hidden gems in your local or neighbouring communities with the Discover #ReadAtlantic collection. While following current COVID-19 safety measures, use these bountiful guides to uncover new places, new plants, or new facts in Atlantic Canada. Discover new places to hike, find beautiful waterfalls, or explore your own backyard with one of these books.
Waterfalls of New Brunswick: A Guide, 2ndEdition by Nicholas Guitard
Discover 60 new waterfalls in Nicholas Guitard’s updated guide to New Brunswick, including previously unpublished Cigar Falls in Dalhousie and others. The guide brings New Brunswick to life through full-colour maps, Guitard’s photography and thorough documentation. Cascade into what makes New Brunswick special with this easy-to-use, bountiful guide.
Shrubs and Vinesfor Atlantic Canada by Todd Boland
How do you define space? Try building the skeleton of your garden with this colourful guide to shrubs and vines in Atlantic Canada, featuring useful tips on selection, place and care. Learn how to navigate Atlantic Canada’s unique climate and soil conditions and flourish. Encompassing all of Atlantic Canada, this is a well-rounded guide.
For newcomers, long-term residents and visitors, Newfoundland’s variable seasons challenge and reward gardeners. Learn from Todd Boland’s four decades of hands-on gardening experience and work at Memorial University’s Botanical Gardens in this beginner-friendly guide to garden design, planting and care. Discover the best perennials for your area, trees, backyard vegetables, fruits and berries, and many other local plants and how to grow them. This summer, learn how to cultivate beautiful gardens unique to Newfoundland.
Waterfalls of Nova Scotia: A Guide by Benoit Lalonde
Where to go in Nova Scotia? This summer, explore the large variety of 100 unique waterfalls in the province with Benoit Lalonde’s guide. Waterfalls of Nova Scotia features beautiful colour-photography of each waterfall, maps of each location and well-rounded information for hikers. Discover famous waterfalls and hidden gems alike in this guide. The guide includes height, type and hiking distance of each waterfall, and assessment of difficulty for advanced and novice hikers.
Borderline Hardy in 5b: the improbable success of Pleasant Valley Nurseries by Bruce Partridge
How does a plant nursery grow? Borderline Hardy in 5b follows Pleasant Valley Nurseries’ journey in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. The nursery went from a dream in 1973 to one of the top 20 gardening centres in Canada. Bruce Partridge explores the ups and downs of building a business from the roots with humour and insight into landscaping, contract work, greenhouse development and tree nurseries. This is a great easy-to-read look at local horticulture history and a now-iconic business.
Discover Atlantic Canadian trees and shrubs with Jeffry C Domm’s vibrant illustrations and detailed guide. Explore facts about each species and learn how to identify them, and uncover the rich history of heritage trees. The guide also includes provincial maps to find the best parks and hiking trails with old-growth forests. Trees and shrubs from all over the East Coast are featured in this unique guide to our own backyard.