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“Well worth a visit”

Halifax Public Gardens
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$46.89*
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Halifax City Tour
Ranked #1 of 137 things to do in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
New York City, New York
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

On a vacation to Nova Scotia in August, I visited the gardens. As an avid gardener and lover of flowers, I was very impressed. I was amazed at the size of the gardens for a town the size of Halifax. The gardens are well laid out and there are benches on the paths in many areas and they are very inviting for relaxing and enjoying the peace and beauty of the gardens. The plantings were nicely designed in terms of color and plant variety and perennials were blooming in their full glory.

Visited August 2013
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Rochester, New York
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“Beautiful!!”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

What a beautiful park! Well manicured with a wonderful collection of plants and flowers. No bikes, no joggers, no dogs. Very peaceful. Take a stroll, read a book, have lunch, visit with friends and family. We grabbed breakfast & coffee from the nearby Tim Hortons and sat at one of the many benches and enjoyed the views. Thank you Halifax for this gem.

Visited August 2013
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Washington,DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Picture-perfect Victoriana garden”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Take a stroll back in time in this beautiful park. Manicured lawns, flowers, a pond, a quaint bandstand. Definitely don't miss it.

Visited August 2013
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Montreal, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nice”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Yes, the gardens are worth visiting, but after reading other reviews I was expecting more. Everything is indeed beautiful, it's just that... it's small, so small! We spent an hour as we had some free time before going back to the airport, but 20 minutes would be enough to spend there, unless you are very much into flowers and trees. Not an attraction in themselves.

Visited August 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Victorians at its best”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Fabulous, over-the-top fountains and superb planting make this a genuine Victorian style garden well worth visiting. Well tended and often informative signage. Good for all ages

Visited August 2013
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