Halifax Public GardensCurrently Closed
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
1 PM - 2 PM
62.38% of people start their Halifax Public Gardens visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Halifax Public Gardens
58.12% of people prefer walking in order to reach Halifax Public Gardens
I didn't know what a "Victorian Garden" was supposed to be until our tour guide took us there and explained. It turned out to be an interesting visit. We were a little late in Autumn, so most of the color was gone, but we caught this tree showing off a bit.
The Halifax Public Gardens are absolutely beautiful and I am so happy I took a stroll through when I visited the city! If you're looking for a free activity, love pretty flowers, and enjoy taking photos, the Gardens are definitely a must see. (My experience was in the summer though so I don't know what it's like in the fall/winter)
We came last year with a tour loved it so much came back on our own. Colors were just starting. Flowers were still beautiful. They even made a couple of snakes with flowers, very impressive. Always love the mums so many colors.
An absolutely beautiful and well maintained space! Definitely a must see in Halifax Sad that it’s a no dogs allowed garden even when leashes, although I understand why
Beautiful garden! Lots of different views within the garden and a peaceful atmosphere. We saw different species of ducks and beautifully arranged flowers. A great place for a stroll!