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Halifax Public Gardens

Spring Garden Road and South Park St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3T 2M3, Canada (South End)
1 902 423 9865
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Ranked #2 of 79 Attractions in Halifax
Type: Gardens
Description: 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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Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

With nice walkways and some statues and a beautiful little circular pavilion, this I'm sure is the second best place to relax and to take a leisurely stroll in Halifax after the waterfront boardwalk :), and you'll get there straight up on Sackville from the waterfront and on the left after a half-hour walk or less. I came here after... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Our cruise excursion stopped at the public garden. Very pretty fall day. Beautiful gardens. Enjoyed the symbolism of the shape of some of the gardens. Well kept and worth the visit.

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Orlando
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Free, nice public gardens. Only downside was the gazebo was closed off if you want to take pictures in there.

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Dayton, Ohio
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

If you have some time on your hands, definitely worth a nice stroll through, easy to get to and free.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

A well maintained expanse of gardens in downtown Halifax. Unfortunately a fairly wet and miserable day when I visited but still possible to appreciate the beauty of this location.

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Acton, Massachusetts
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We were there in early October when most tourists were gone but the gardens were still blooming. This is a park pretty much in the middle of the city, but only a 15 minute walk from most places in this capital of Nova Scotia (which is a very walkable town). If you are in Halifax, this is a must-visit...

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Vancouver
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236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Even in mid-October, there were annuals blooming in the hanging baskets and in the flower beds. Dahlias were the main show and were grouped by category like cactus, minis, etc. There were a few rose beds encircled with annuals to provide some color after the roses stopped blooming.The winding paved paths protected by tall old deciduous trees gave wonderful vistas...sometimes... More

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Lombard, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This is delightful! It is a lovely park, with gorgeous flowers, trees and walkways. It is a quiet place and a wonderful place to spend a couple of hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

It was oh-so-hot and humid, but we couldn't resist walking through the beautiful Victorian garden anyway. The meandering tree-lined paths led us to lawns, flower beds, bushes and the picturesque bandstand. It is not a huge garden, so it was easy to see it all.

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Ventura, California
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Our first stop on out tour of Halifax was at the Public Gardens which were the oldest in Canada. We walked through the many winding paths as our guide Jonathan illuminated the various flora and fauna we spotted in this lovely garden. We learned about what plants could grow in this climate, and what could not. Jonathan was quite well... More

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