Upcoming Events

Guided Tour of Halifax Public Gardens – Sunday, June 26, 2022 (rain date July 10)

Public Gardens 2The Halifax Public Gardens were first established as the original garden space for the NS Horticultural Society in 1836 and grew to this present size and layout in 1875. We will be enjoying its many pleasures, accompanied by an experienced guide, Susan Wise. 

Tea can be acquired afterwards at the Horticultural Hall. We will be gathering by 1:50 p.m. to be ready for the tour beginning at 2:00 pm.  Please RSVP with anitajcampbell7@gmail.com .  We will meet at the Swan Fountain, which is located directly behind the Horticultural Hall (the coffee shop), halfway between it and the recently built gate into Spring Garden Road.

Tour and Picnic at Uniacke Estate Museum Park – Sunday, July 31, 2022 (rain date August 7)uemp_estate

Mount Uniacke is not only a fine example of an early 19th century country house, it is an estate that had a working farm and ornamental gardens, much like the many homes in Austen’s novels.

Join us for a tour of the grounds. After the tour we will picnic in the park, so bring a sweet or savoury treat as is our tradition. Beverages are available at the Post Road Tea Room in the basement of the house, or bring a thermos of tea or coffee.

We will be meeting by 1:50 in front of the main entrance stairs to the house for a tour starting at 2:00 pm. Please RSVP Anita Campbell at anitajcampbell7@gmail.com so we don’t start the tour without you.  There is a $2.50 entry fee that includes access to the house and grounds.

Tea with Emma – Sunday, September 11, 2022 teacup 2

The 2020 film adaptation of Emma is stunning.  We missed seeing it as a group when it was first released due to the pandemic, but now we have a second chance to view it together. After watching the film we will enjoy tea and treats and talk about the film,  especially the wonderful  costumes.

Jan has kindly offered the use of her condo’s social room for the event.  Location and directions will be provided closer to the date.


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  8. Marti Sterin says:

    Patrick Stokes said something Sunday morning at the Montreal AGM about an upcoming event in Halifax. Do you know what he meant?

    • Hello Marti:

      Thanks for your visit to our blog. As former Chair of the English Jane Austen Society (JAS), Patrick was thinking of having their AGM in Halifax in 2017 to celebrate Persuasion. Nothing has been finalized yet.

      Any details will be on our blog, as the time draws closer.
      Anne Thompson, RC
      JASNA-Nova Scotia

  9. Marti Sterin says:

    Do you mean the English AGM? Would we be able to attend?

  10. Joan Reynolds says:

    This is grand news – as a former resident and frequent visitor to Hampshire I am a JAS-UK member as well as a JASNA member. I’ve never been able to visit Halifax (almost harder to fly to than the UK when one lives in Vancouver). This would be a must trip to make if JAS and yourselves every pull it off. Great work you are doing in Halifax, to be sure.

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