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. Plan your Halifax Public Gardens visit and explore what else you can see and do in Halifax using our Halifax road trip website .
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  • Small but lovely and very pleasant for an Autumn stroll. A very popular and busy place in central Halifax.  more »
  • We arrived shortly after the first Autumn frost, and many of the plants had been damaged, but it was still worth the visit. We were on a tour, and our guide explained what makes it a Victorian garden....  more »
  • Just a nice peaceful spot in the middle of Halifax. Lake with ducks very calming. While it is not the largest public garden, it is big enough to let you escape the traffic and stress of the city.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Amazing spot of green in the middle of the city. Not too big but amazing for a lunch stroll or a garden date. There's even a designated space for a picnic. In the summers there are sometimes live music. In the fall, the Public Gardens usually plays host a couple acts/exhibits as part of the Nocturne festival and that's always a joy.
  • Unique experience again. Live band music with excellent piano, guitar, and singer. Met some old friends and saw live dancing. Most beautiful flowers from all over the world...What a delightful experience. Excellent location in the center of Halifax and metered parking all around. Free !!!
  • 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.
  • A true Victorian Garden, the Halifax Public Gardens is a thing of beauty. From the ponds with the geese, ducks and model shops including the Titanic, to the giant rhodendron, rose and many other flower gardens, this is a place you will want to bring your camera. You never know - you might just catch a wedding party or.two taking pictures they cherish for ages. Or you might catch a lively band making music from the ornate bandstand. Enjoy an ice cream cone while you soak in the splendour of your surroundings. Don't even think about it. If you are anywhere near Spring Garden Road.... Just go!
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