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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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Albany, New York
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101 reviews 101 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

A nice place to get away from it all in this very pleasant fenced in garden. The landscaping is great and there are many benches where you can sit and relax.

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Toronto, Canada
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is a great place for a stroll when you're in need of some quiet and beauty to calm the mind and nourish the soul. That's what Victorian parks were usually designed to do -- provide a little escape from the squalid business of life. I often cuss such parks because they cast such a long shadow. It's very hard... More

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Corner Brook, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, peaceful setting in the heart of Halifax. Absolutely wonderful array of plant life. Great way to spend a few hours.

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lima
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Even in mid-September the Public Garden had a large amount of flowers in bloom. We enjoyed the Dahlia Garden where around 50-75 varieties were in bloom. We have been to lovely gardens before but nothing this elaborate without a hefty admission fee. It is wonderful that it is a public part for everyone to enjoy.

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Fairview, Texas
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you like gardens this is worth a visit and it is well located in downtown Halifax. Garden is well kept and maintained. Some nice areas and very tranquil.

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Kansas City, Mo
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39 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

You really must do this free attraction. The flowers are amazing. Dahlias were blooming and so many varieties. The gazebo was pretty. Lake with tiny Titanic model. The biggest ducks I have ever seen. Nice place to grab a drink and relax.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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122 reviews 122 reviews
34 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It was much smaller than I was expecting but still had some blooming flowers in August.. I wouldn't go out of my way to see it; but if you are seeing the citadel; then this is close and worth a stroll through. We metered parked on a side street, walked through, saw the bridge, Peggy's cove, gazebo, rose garden, public... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The Public Gardens are a must see - it was easy to forget that I was actually downtown, and not in an English Garden.

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Stratford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

What a great place to walk around, sit down and watch the ducks and enjoy a coffee. The gardens were so colorful and well maintained. What a delight in the middle of a busy city.

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Arlington, Virginia
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21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The garden appeared to have enough rotation that there will always be something to view. If you are looking for a break from touring, this is a good spot to rest.

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