Hidden Treasure in Liverpool

… Liverpool, Nova Scotia that is.

When you set out on an adventure, you just never know what you will find.

But look!!

Finding ‘Crosby’s Garden Centre‘ and the ‘Hank Snow Museum‘ made our stop in Liverpool, Nova Scotia one of the best experiences of our whole trip across Canada in 2019. This is how it happened.

We stopped at the pier in Liverpool just to take a look around and talked to a couple who were just returning from fishing. The fellow suggested that, if we had time, we should stop in to see the Hank Snow Museum. (He happened to be on the Board of Directors). He also suggested we stop in to visit Crosby’s Garden Centre. What??!! A garden centre? He assured us it would be worth our while, so off we went.

Words cannot express what a wonderful treat our visit to Crosby’s Garden Centre was. It had all began about 20 years ago by sculptor, Ivan Higgins, with funky pots and planters. When you first arrive, you are greeted with amazing characters that seem to just come alive.

As you proceed through the centre, you find yourself on paths winding through a forest that has sculptures every which way you look. We were there a couple of hours and still hadn’t seen everything.

If you ever have a chance, you should be sure to stop in. You won’t regret it. This truly is a ‘Hidden Treasure’ as even some of the local people we met, didn’t know about it.

So then it was off to the ‘Hank Snow Museum’.

And, as it turns out, the sculpture of Hank Snow out front was created by …. Ivan Higgins! The sculpture had been created for the 100th Birthday bash that was held at the museum in 2014.

Oh what a day! The end of this special day was celebrated by a lovely sunset.

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