PEI Preserve Company and the Gardens of Hope
One of my all-time favourite places to visit is the PEI Preserve Company in New Glasgow, PEI.
And, It’s not just because our dear friend Cynthia works there, and we get to have a mini visit when we go in!
I love the setting, the gardens, and not to mention the jam!
PEI Preserve Company is a Handcrafted Food & Tea & English Fine Bone China Shop in the heart of one of Canada’s prettiest villages.
When you go into the shop, there is a whole table full of samples you can try! You can experience some of their unique creations like strawberry grand marnier, and raspberry jam made with champagne! You might just fall in love with a new flavour once you try it!
You can also watch them making the preserves through the open window. Nothing was on tap the day we were there, but you can just imagine!
On site is a beautiful cafe that is open from July to October (subject to change). There are beautiful views of the river and surrounding gardens.
Although I went with my mom, I would definitely go with the kids, too, and there is a kids’ menu with lots of things to choose from.
The food was outsandingly delicious!
Check out their famous potato salad, or enjoy nachos and their in-house salsa (which you can buy in the shop, too!)
Gardens of Hope
Next to the Preserve Company is the Gardens of hope, built on 12 acres along the hills and shorelines of the River Clyde. The sanctuary contains a variety of pathways, outlooks and structures designed to capture nature’s beauty!
The gardens are so whimsical, you never know what you are going to find!
With all the pathways to explore, and so many hidden treasures, it makes the perfect place for kids to run around and explore.
There are also plenty of benches and shady gazebos to sit and enjoy the views.
Entrance to the garden is by freewill donation.
At the top of the hill, there is a butterfly house. There is an admission fee to this part only. Subject to change.
Our favourite part of the gardens is the Magical Forest, where you will find windows to your imagination and have fun exploring the magical path!
Oh, and there are sheep!
So, the next time you are in New Glasgow PEI, you need to stop in to check out the PEI Preserve Company and the accompanying Gardens of Hope! Sample some jam, check out the cafe, and walk through the gardens. It makes the perfect outing!
While You’re in the Area
Head across the street to the famous New Glasgow lobster suppers!
In the same area, you will find the best toy store – The Toy Factory. At the back, children can help make their own wooden toys and have their name engraved on it, while in the front is every toy imaginable!
New Glasgow, PEI makes for great family fun!