Halifax Public Gardens, Halifax

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Address: Spring Garden Road and South Park St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3T 2M3, Canada (South End)

Phone: +1-9024239865

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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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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Halifax Public Gardens, Halifax Reviews

  • absolutely gorgeous! love this place; in the summer it's like a get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Has ducks, fish and turtles in it as well.

  • If you love flowers and trees, this is a place for you. Beautiful ponds and fountains. Lots of places to rest and take in the view. They have a family area. Great for a picnic. There is a restaurant as well. Public washrooms at the main entrance. It is beautiful!

  • Utterly beautiful! On a summer day with the sun shining and maybe some ice cream in your hand it's a great place to hang and see some pretty flowers! :)

  • Colorful and full of life in the summer and a perfectly winter landscape during the winter. Always peaceful, it's a good place to take a breath and enjoy the beautiful nature

  • 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.

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