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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Things to Know Before Visiting Halifax Public Gardens
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
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Halifax Public Gardens, Halifax Reviews
A great stroll in a well-maintained park setting. Fantastic diversity in plant life, all labelled for the curious. Lots of unexpected things, including coffee and banana plants. Peaceful and fun, I'd be a regular visitor if I weren't just visiting the area.
In my opinion The Halifax Public Gardens is the cities best 'attraction' and is an experience worth driving to Halifax for. An oasis of tranquility and peace in the heart of the city, with well groomed flowers and plants and clean walking paths. While smaller, the intimate feel and free cost (for me) put this garden slightly ahead of the Botanical Gardens of Montreal. Every city should strive to emulate this spectacular public space that Halifax has!
great historical place to visit. In the center on the city of Halifax. Stop in and stroll the garden paths. Maybe relax a bit beside the pong. A great little get away in the heart of the city.
A beauty place for a walk in the spring and summer. If you're into trees and flowers there's a big variety and lots of them are labelled throughout the park. Mostly gravel pathways but they're fine with a stroller, not sure about wheelchairs. Many places to stop and sit and it's generally a pretty quiet place.
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.