A Day at Kingsbrae Garden, St Andrews NB

Last year, my husband and I escaped to St Andrews for the afternoon with our 3 girls. Kingsbrae Garden is only about 20 minutes from our home. We have shot a few weddings there and the Garden Cafe is one of our favourite restaurants. Usually when we are there we are working but this time we enjoyed ourselves immensely.

We went the end of June and it was still quiet due to Covid preventing the summer tourist season. This suited the girls perfectly. They roamed the paths, explored the playground and had front row to seeing all the animals. We leisurely (as the girls would allow us) walked through the garden.

We talked our older girls into throwing a dress on (they were not overly impressed) and went out to dinner afterwards. The perfect afternoon.

large bright pink peonies in Kinsgrae Garden
two little girls exploring the bridge at Kingsbrae Gardens

My older girl ventured onto the bridge first, she known no fear. My youngest was much more cautious but finally went with some coaxing.

Little girl looking out the dutch door of the red playhouse in Kingsbrae Garden

Kingsbrae has so many quaint little playhouses. They explored to their hearts content. I love that is the all about exploring, not overly stimulating and perfect for my girls.

little girls looking over the bright yellow flowers at the botanical garden in St Andrews
Little girls running down the path at the botanical garden in St Andrews

Kingsbrae is perfect for school age kids, they have the space to wander, roam and run! The girls were so tired by the time we finished exploring and slept so good that night. Worth every penny.

little girls posing next the the ivy covered shed in Kingsbrae Gardens

There are so many beautiful little spots that are unexpectedly gorgeous. This is the back of a shed and covered in greenery and those peonies!! She wasn’t thrilled I asked her hold still for 3 seconds.

llhamas or alpacas at kingsbrae garden

These guys were highly interested in what we were doing and the big camera. They kept coming over and were very friendly. The little girls thought they were pretty neat but both agreed they didn’t want one for a pet.

Little girl in a blue sundress examining the sundial in St Andrews NB

My youngest was fascinated but the sun dial. She examined it for a good amount of time. This spot is so pretty and there is a little opening in the cedar hedge to to go another section of the garden.

Little girl at the top of the castle play structure at St Andrews

If there is a playground or play structures my girls will sniff them out! This all declared that the afternoon at Kingsbrae was amazing because they were able to climb into the castles.

Family pictures at Kingsbrae Gardens in St Andrews by the Sea

The real reason we spent the afternoon at Kingsbrae garden was for pictures. I have captured so many other families and brides here but not my own. Hopefully I can convince my boys to come with us next time!

little girls exploring a garden in New Brunswick, Canada

Every path and road was fully explored. The led the way, we loitered. They would tell us to hurry up because they were so curious and impatient.

Mr Bagley, the better half of Carla Bagley
Two little girls hugging and laughing

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