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Halifax Public Gardens

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Welcome to Halifax’s greatest natural and national treasure and most visited site in Halifax, Nova Scotia– a timeless oasis in an ever changing world. A beautiful Victorian-inspired garden open to the public since 1867. 16 acres in the Victorian...more
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Spring Garden Road and South Park St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3T 2M3, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We always stop in here for a walk while in Halifax. Located at the top of Spring Garden Road in the downtown area, these classic Victorian Gardens are a haven of greenery in the city. The gardens were just coming into summer bloom while we...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank trainfan2000
Reviewed yesterday

This place is great! They keep the grounds beautifully. Amazing flowers - all colors and they change the flowers out periodically. They have free concerts on Sundays in July and August. Free! They have a little cafe there and they have excellent coffees! Also some...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Tim L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had a lovely walk down the park. I really enjoyed it. Love the bandstand in the middle of the park. Lovely little stroll in the city, calm and peaceful.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 650daniep
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The garden is a beautiful place to enjoy an afternoon. The color and smells are spectacular. A lot of people enjoy the park without being overcrowded. The ice cream shop is well worth enjoying outside on the patio.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank holt1001
Reviewed yesterday

If I worked in Halifax, I would do my best to lunch in the Public Gardens as often as possible. When I visited the groundskeepers were still working their magic, so I didn't get to behold the true beauty of this hallowed ground. But its...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Brianimated
Reviewed yesterday

Whether you are a garden enthusiast, a photographer, or someone wanting a shady spot to ponder, this is a perfect place to visit! We passed the garden when we were on the Hop On Hop Off Bus tour, and determined to come back, which we...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Vickie B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is so lovely. While many of the flowers were not yet in bloom, the Rhododendrons were spectacular. As it was prom night when we went, with lots of kids taking pictures, it was not very tranquil. (However, it was fun to see them...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank travlinmom1429
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Love their proximity to city core. Day was overcast so not many people in park , even on a Saturday. Love that its kept it's victorian 'feel' thru coffee house, gazebo , etc. Well worth the hour or so spent there.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Wanderlassie
Judith C, Secretary, The Friends of the Public Gardens at Halifax Public Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your comments on our treasured Garden - much appreciated. The Gardens were designed by Richard Power in the Victorian Gardenesque style

Reviewed 4 days ago

Victorian park in the centre of the city. Interesting layout with some fascinating features. A pleasant way to while away a couple of hours.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Peter J
Judith C, Secretary, The Friends of the Public Gardens at Halifax Public Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

THank you for your kind word about the Halifax Public Gardens, designed in the Victorian Gardenesque style Glad you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Pretty, perfect size for Halifax, very walkable - no parking on site so we had to circle till we found street parking.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank LizLaurel
Judith C, Secretary, The Friends of the Public Gardens at Halifax Public Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your comment - greatly appreciated . Parking is a difficulty - apologies for that part of your experience.

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Footprints708415
June 12, 2019|
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Response from Judith C | Property representative |
The Halifax Public Gardens are at least 1/2 hour walk fro the cruise pavilion. One way to do it is to to walk one block up and one block over until you meet Spring Garden Road at Barrington St.. Lots of interesting small... More
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Bella B
May 8, 2019|
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Hello, Yes the Halifax Public Gardens are open every day including holidays from 8 am to 1/2 hour before sunset and there is no entrance fee.
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Joan H
August 23, 2018|
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Response from Passenger24538 | Property representative |
The Gardens are beautiful with Fall Colours in October See What's Blooming - scroll down - on our Home Page Halifax Public Gardens by The Friends of the Public Gardens
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