Halifax Public Gardens, Halifax
About Halifax Public Gardens, Halifax
Halifax Public Gardens, Halifax - Address, Phone Number
Address: Spring Garden Road and South Park St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3T 2M3, Canada (South End)
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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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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Halifax Public Gardens, Halifax Reviews - Write a Review
I recently visited this public gardens in Halifax, NS. This is a Victorian era garden of about half a kilometer in radius and considering its antiquity it's reasonably maintained. It's located within the proximity of downtown on a busy street housing boutiques, restaurants and shopping. The gardens provides a good casual relaxing stroll for someone who has free time and nothing better to do. There's also a stage where in the summer shows are held. While this place is among the attractions Halifax has to offer to visitors, this is not a place someone would want to chose Halifax to visit.
This is a classically designed Victorian garden with roses, floral beds and mature trees. Features include a band shell with performances in good weather and an ice cream shop in a historic structure. This is a little sanctuary in the centre of a busy city. Park on surrounding streets and enjoy a stroll.
It’s a very nice little park. You can tell they put efforts in designing the park. It’s small but has all the elements of a nice park/garden feel. There’s a pond, fountain, gazebo, really nice trees and flowers. Straight alley with benches, curved walk ways. If you are in the are, it’s worth taking a little walk to see. You’ll feel relaxed instantly. Since it’s not a big park, if you are not close by and decide to take the time to get there, you might be disappointed because it’s not a big park. But a must see if you are not too far.
What a wonderful 6 acres of Victorian gardens! There are fascinating unusual trees from all over the world, reflecting the interest that Victorians took in exotic places. The design of the flower gardens and carpet beds are both seasonal and diverse. Seating for tired walkers and folks who want to read a book is everywhere. A bandstand of Victorian design provides space for concerts, the Sunday ones being free. Enjoy your visit when you come.
The gardens are impressive! It's Halifax's very own mini-central park, complete with ponds and gazebos. The history which can be found throughout is rather fascinating and I'd certainly recommend going. We almost skipped this, but with a bit of time to kill before we left we decided to stop in and i'm glad we did. At the time of our visit, there was a lovely dahlia feature. We have so much amazing history in our country, and this is just one of those examples. Did we mention there's no cost? Bonus!
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