Halifax Public Gardens

Location

Spring Garden Rd at South Park St

Halifax

Halifax Metro

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Dates

April 12 - November 15

Description

Rare example of a formal Victorian public garden in the heart of a modern city; many floral displays, statues, fountains. 17-acre park, enclosed by a wrought-iron fence with a magnificent set of ornamental gates. In 1874 the city of Halifax assumed responsibility for the original garden (N.S. Horticultural Society, 1836) and a civic garden (1867); the gardens were brought together by the present design in 1875. Sun pm band concerts, mid-Jun to mid-Sep.

As one of the finest surviving examples of a Victorian Garden in North America. Trees and shrubs are planted as separate specimens, with exotic and semi-tropical ornamental species adding colour and texture. Richard Power, the Garden’s superintendent from1872–1915, oversaw the introduction of the bandstand, the fountains, statues, and wrought iron gates – all features of the High Victorian Pleasure Garden and all honouring a milestone in Queen Victoria’s reign, a contemporary military event, or an important local personage. Recognized as a National Historic Site in 1984, the Halifax Public Gardens are a much loved and popular destination for locals and visitors alike.

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Facilities / Services

Bus tours
Public washroom
TeaRoom
Wheelchair accessible

Hours Of Operation

Monday - Friday - 8:30am-4:30pm

Detailed Information

Admission: Admission free.

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