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Halifax Public Gardens

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Address: Spring Garden Road and South Park St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3T 2M3, Canada
Phone Number: 1 902 423 9865
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Description: This beautiful Victorian-inspired garden has been open to the public since...
This beautiful Victorian-inspired garden has been open to the public since 1875 and remains as one of Halifax's most beautiful and cherished sites.
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Victorian British Gardens in the middle of Downtown

Well taken care of gardens with nicely laid paths and benches. Make sure you go later in spring - summer when the flowers are in full bloom. And get an ice cream while watching a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Halifax, Canada
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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Well taken care of gardens with nicely laid paths and benches. Make sure you go later in spring - summer when the flowers are in full bloom. And get an ice cream while watching a performance on the bandstand while your there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Every time my granddaughter comes to Halifax we go for a walk there. She gets to see the flowers and ducks. People sell things on the side walk. Great day to spend part of a day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is a beautiful spot in downtown Halifax. It is very quiet and tranquil. I notice alot of couples getting their wedding pictures done there.

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Kernville, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The Public Gardens were exquisitely laid out,and maintenance was near perfection - no dead plants, no trash or graffiti (true for most of Canada by the way) and excellent grooming. We enjoyed a stroll most every day, which led to a relaxing dinner in one of the many great restaurants. In short, we loved Halifax.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We were in Halifax on a cruise and decided to have a look around the city. We walked to the public gardens from the cruise terminal but it is a bit far if you are not used to walking. I loved everything about it. The flowers, the layout, the little surprises around the corners. It is a lovely and peaceful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a nice escape from the city within the city. Everything from the gazebo, and flower beds, to the geese and ponds were beautiful. I recommend taking a walk through the park to observe its beauty or to relax and get a minute of piece and quiet.

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Truro, Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

As a gardener I love to visit these gardens for ideas and inspiration. I've been going there for over 60 years, first with my grandmother and now with my grandchildren. There are sunny and shady walkways, benches, washrooms, snacks, and a bandstand. It is child friendly (but watch them closely near the pond) with a few things to play on.... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A great spot to relax in the middle of this beautiful downtown area. The flowers are amazing along with the fountains, ponds, and numerous trees with history about each. The cafe has lots to offer, a bit on the expensive side but fair amount of choice from coffee to ice cream. Washrooms are clean, lots of benches and seating around... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It is a very nice and quiet place. When the weather is good and warm, Public Gardens is the perfect place to go for a walk, to seat and read a good book. Moreover, it will give you a lot of wonderful pictures (:

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Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The public gardens is a beautiful large park in the downtown area of Halifax. It has many beautiful plants and flowers to admire and a pond in the center that scores of ducks paddle around in. Its a beautiful spot to go sit and relax on one of the many benches and take a break. Its a couple minute walk... More 

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