Halifax Public Gardens

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • 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
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Park, Observatory, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Nature

About Halifax Public Gardens, Halifax

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
  • Fiasco

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Things to Know Before Visiting Halifax Public Gardens

  • 95% of people who visit Halifax include Halifax Public Gardens in their plan

  • 58.71% of people start their Halifax Public Gardens visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Halifax Public Gardens

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

53.59% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Halifax Public Gardens

People normally club together Nova Scotia Museum Of Natural History and Alexander Keith's Brewery while planning their visit to Halifax Public Gardens.

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Halifax Public Gardens, Halifax Reviews

  • Beautiful National Historic Site and Victorian Garden in the heart of downtown. Surrounded by a wrought iron fence, with its imposing gate at the corner of Spring Garden Road and South Park Street, the gardens welcome visitors year-round. A tree planted by King George VI is my personal favourite. Lovely fountains, beautifully manicured gardens featuring some exotic as well as local flora. A popular destination for prom.and wedding photos. Enjoy a coffee at the cafe or a small concert in the historic bandstand.

  • Nice wake to have a morning stroll or an evening walk. This place has all the beautiful flowers and trees. There is also a pond at the center which is really beautiful and sometimes you can see ducks in it. I did yoga there a couple of times and it's a really peaceful experience.

  • Hey, this is the big leagues when it comes to an inter city park. Very very well maintained. Has all the standard gear you want in a city park; lake, band stand, stream, coffee shop... The washrooms are modern and very clean. A real busy place for wedding and graduation photos. They even have a soap box should you decide to be a guest lecturer.

  • Always a beautiful, tranquil place for a visit. It really is one of the best places in Halifax to just relax. Lots of events make good use of the park too. The best times for visiting are late Spring to early Fall.

  • A must see if you are in Halifax. Offers beautiful landscapes, plenty of places for great photos of the park or with loved ones and friends. Numerous species of flora including, but not limited to: Rhododendrons, magnolia trees, amazing arrangements of annuals and perennials, often into beautiful, commemorative tributes to national holidays (E.G. Canada 150 and this year featuring Canada 151).

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