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Halifax Public Gardens

Address: Spring Garden Road and South Park St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3T 2M3, Canada (South End)
Phone Number: 1 902 423 9865
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Halifax City Tour
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Ranked #1 of 73 Attractions in Halifax
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: This beautiful Victorian-inspired garden has been open to the public...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner 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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Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Great gardens with lots of flowers. We spend a lot of time in the Dhalia area as they were our favourites. No cost to get in and very well maintained... a highlight of our trip to Halifax.

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Halifax, Canada
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133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I can't believe the poster below says the gardens are "ugly" in the winter. It is WINTER in Nova Scotia, clearly, the beautiful plants are not going to be in bloom during this time of the year. That is an obvious thing to most. From May until October the Gardens are gorgeous and our city is very lucky to have... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This place is only nice maybe 3 months apparently in a year. I visited this place on winter and there was nothing to see.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We've traveled to Halifax twice in the past few years, and have made a point to walk through the gardens. So accessible, beautiful and peaceful. One could definitely spend the entire day enjoying the flowers, trees and great beauty of the area.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This place is massive. We spent hours wandering and photo shooting. The park is next to the Lord Nelson Hotel and near the fort and excellent retail and restaurant choices. The dalias were amazing. A lot of time, talent and money went into this place and it was worth it.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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43 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The Halifax Public Gardens are one of the nicest parks I've seen (and since my wife is a garden fan, I've seen quite a few!) There is a nice variety of plants and flowers, plenty of seating, ponds, and a lovely bandstand. You'll love it if you're a flower person and it's a nice place for a stroll or a... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My favourite thing about these beautiful Victorian gardens is the ducks! The ducks are like a little mob that run downtown Halifax. They shut down traffic regularly for partying in the street and everyone in the city just accepts it. It is illegal to touch or feed these ducks. Duck laws!!! They are every bit as part of the city... More 

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Annapolis, MD
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Enjoyed a nice stroll around the very pretty public gardens. Nice flowers, fountains and statues to enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Although it was a bit rainy we still enjoyed the gardens, they are beautiful and the flowers were gorgeous!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Classic Victorian style park with all the required features. Nice to have in the busy part of the of the city so you can pop in and relax.

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