Halifax Public GardensCurrently Closed
- Address: Spring Garden Road and South Park St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3T 2M3, Canada (South End)
- Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-9024239865
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Park, Observatory, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Nature
Halifax Public Gardens - Review
These beautiful gardens are a welcome oasis in the heart of the city. Originally opened in 1867, the gardens ooze Victorian charm that is spread over 16 acres of lush greenery. In 1984 the Halifax Public Gardens became a National Historic Site of Canada. From the ornate wrought iron gate that ushers in visitors to beautiful fountains, pretty bridges and statues located all over, the garden has several beautiful features incorporated into its design. The sprawling flowerbeds, centenarian trees, several rare species of plants and the elaborate carpet beds are the highlight of these gardens. The Griffins Pond in the garden is worth visiting to see a model of the Titanic that makes it summer anchorage here. The Horticultural Hall,which is the oldest part of Halifax Public Gardens, now houses the Uncommon Grounds Cafe where one can sip on some delicious coffee and purchase souvenirs.
Halifax Public Gardens Information
- The Gardens will close for short periods of time owing to weather conditions during winter, please check before visiting.
- The Halifax Public Gardens, Washrooms and Horticultural Hall are wheelchair accessible.
- Visitors can request a wheelchair at the Horticultural Hall.
- There is metered parking on the streets bordering the Gardens as well as public parking in the nearby shopping areas along Spring Garden Road.
How To reach Halifax Public Gardens by Public Transport
- Spring Garden Rd [Westbound] Before Summer St – Bus No 1, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 31, 32, 3334, 53, 59, 68, 80, 81, 84, 85, 86.
- Summer St [Northbound] After Veterans Memorial Ln – Bus No 20, 21, 23, 53, 69, 68.
Restaurants Near Halifax Public Gardens
- Uncommon Grounds Cafe
- Your Father's Moustache
- Le Bistro By Liz
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95% of people who visit Halifax include Halifax Public Gardens in their plan
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59.82% of people start their Halifax Public Gardens visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Halifax Public Gardens
51.83% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Halifax Public Gardens
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Halifax Public Gardens, Halifax Reviews
Amazing spot of green in the middle of the city. Not too big but amazing for a lunch stroll or a garden date. There's even a designated space for a picnic. In the summers there are sometimes live music. In the fall, the Public Gardens usually plays host a couple acts/exhibits as part of the Nocturne festival and that's always a joy.
Unique experience again. Live band music with excellent piano, guitar, and singer. Met some old friends and saw live dancing. Most beautiful flowers from all over the world...What a delightful experience. Excellent location in the center of Halifax and metered parking all around. Free !!!
There's something about the Halifax Public Gardens that makes me happy. I don't know if it's the music they have in the summer, the kids playing on the lawn, the people holding hands as they walk, or the people taking pictures here / there / everywhere. The trees are lovely, there's always something blooming and if you time it right you can get a guided tour. The washrooms are accessible and family friendly.
Just absolutely beautiful. If you've never been to Halifax the gardens are an absolute must. On top of the amazing horticulture, there are lots of animals to see: ducks, a goose, turtles and fish in the water, squirrels, and more I'm sure. There is also an ice cream shop open during the days that is reasonably priced and has coffee and WiFi! Plan to spend a few hours here on a nice summer day - there is plenty of shade, lots to see, and it's close enough to downtown that you can grab a bite to eat with lots of options.
Very tranquil place especially early in the morning when it is first opened up. While I was there there were a few plants that normally wouldn't grow here at all! A pineapple, coffee, and especially the gigantic agave! It was very interesting to see these plants and even more interesting to see people's reactions to them. The gardens are awesome