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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 74 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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Surrey, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed walking in this free park. I was pleased there was no garbage lying around the grounds as plenty of garbage cans and were used by the people. The only part I did not like as you had to pay street parking to go in park.

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

At end of August, the gardens were in beautiful bloom. Bandstand and victorian fountains made this park unusual. Not huge, but interesting. Good cafe.

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Waldorf
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123 reviews 123 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We spent about an hour here. Nice gardens, but if you are not into flowers...!? We went from here to a cemetery!?!?

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I love flowers but hate to touch the dirt. Very good variety of flowers, very relaxed atmosphere, but became a bit cold for me. Would definitely visit again.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This park - garden, really - is a treasure for Halifax and a stroll through this remarkable Victorian artifact is essential for any visitor. When I lived in Halifax I was fortunate to walk through the Public Gardens on an almost daily basis.

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Boston
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The flower beds are spectacular. There was a Dahlia exhibition during our visit, which was very impressive indeed, but even apart from that the flower beds were lovely. I assume the time we went (late summer) is the best time to visit. There is a nice tea house serving simple food if you want to make a picnic of it.

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Good for a summer stroll. We visited a bit late in the season, but many of the flowers were still in bloom. Some crazy fountains and a model Titanic in the pond are worth seeking out.

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Vaughan, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This was a really nice garden there are lots of places to sit and enjoy. there are lots of little details in the way the flowers were planted. a great place to spend a morning or afternoon

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Seattle, Washington
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222 reviews 222 reviews
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

These gardens are a nice oasis for a quiet stroll. There are lots of benches in which to sit and enjoy. Beautiful plantings.

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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91 reviews 91 reviews
16 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

A very nice Victorian Garden with pleasant paths throughout. Although in the middle of the city it is large enough to isolate you from the traffic noise etc. Grounds are generally very well maintained although we did notice a section that had some invasive plants (Japanese knotweed)that should be removed before it becomes a real problem

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