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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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A peaceful oasis in the city

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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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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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful and peaceful surroundings. Awesome for photos. Solace in the middle of the city. A mini getaway.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Halifax public gardens is the oldest Victorian garden in Canada and all of North America.my trek takes me there three times a year....i started going there when i was a child playing on the playground....allways when playing i could hear the band playing in the background.....as of last year the band stand was renovated to it's early Victorian look..then... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Quiet area off Spring Garden Road. Nice to stroll. Nothing very imaginative in the gardening and design. Halifax overall really does not have much of an edginess to attract and keep well travelled and discerning individuals. Very conservative and afraid of pushing boundaries….

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Wendake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've been there with my girlfriend. It's a very nice and quiet place. Perfect for walking with your loved one. If you go to Halifax, this is a very good place to visit for free =)

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