Halifax Public Gardens, Halifax

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Enjoy wandering among a wide array of plants, trees, flowers, and more at Halifax Public Gardens, one of the finest Victorian-era parks of its kind on the continent. Created in 1867, the gardens span an area of 6.5 ha (16 ac), and boast a number of public spaces and venues. Enter through the park’s ornate wrought-iron gate and stroll along the network of paths, alongside flowerbeds, past fountains, and under exotic trees. Kick back on a bench and people-watch, or grab a seat and enjoy one of the frequent musical performances at the bandstand. See Halifax Public Gardens and all Halifax has to offer by arranging your trip with our Halifax trip generator.
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  • August 16, 2017
    These gardens are beautiful very well maintained. They have flowers and fountains. It's great for an evening stroll. We enjoyed our visit. There is parking along the street if you can find a spot for ...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Lots to see if you are into gardens and flowers. Nice break from busy Halifax. Bring your camera. Free!  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Not that huge but very well maintained. Lots of pretty flowers and places to sit and hang out. And the ducks seem to like it too! Great for a stroll on a nice day.  more »
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  • July 8, 2017
    An incredible place, it's a healing garden for me. Completely accessible for all. A place to escape the hustle & bustle of the city. I love sitting by one for the fountains and pretend I am in Paris, London or any other Northern Europe city rich with urban gardens/parks.
  • June 16, 2017
    An absolutely stunning place. There are dozens of beautiful plant beds that are cycled throughout the seasons, which means there's always something new to see. If you need a break from the bustling Spring Garden area, it doesn't get much better than this. Just remember to keep off the grass except in the designated area!
  • July 6, 2017
    Absolutely amazing. Haligonians are quite fortunate to have this peaceful green space in their city. I can see how it can be a calming and relaxing place to spend hours in.
  • June 14, 2017
    My only complaint is the 'no bikes' rule, as the first time i went to check it out i biked there. Though once you get inside you can see why that rule is in place. Beautiful gardens, a good place to go read a book and drink a coffee.
  • June 2, 2017
    The garden is beautiful and fun, definitely a must see for anyone visiting! Normally turns into an energetic place during any city events! The sugah bar at the south entrance is a really nice place to have a coffee or ice cream.

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Accommodations are scattered evenly throughout Halifax, with decent options available across town. Downtown offers the best transport connections and access to major attractions, with several options lining the central thoroughfare, Sackville Street. Here, you'll also enjoy views over the water and convenient proximity to some of the city's most pleasant parks. Look around the neighborhood of South End to enjoy the bohemian vibe surrounding Saint Mary's University, or go west to find a quiet spot near Long Lake Provincial Park.
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