The Halifax Public Gardens is a 16-acre oasis in the heart of downtown Halifax. Officially opened in 1867, The Halifax Public Gardens have retained the original Victorian character thanks to a series of talented superintendents, chief horticulturists, and gardeners. Through their efforts, the Public Gardens were designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1984.

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The Halifax Public Gardens are ever evolving. See the versatility and symmetry of the Victorian Gardenesque style established in the 1800's popular then and still in practice here in the only true Victoria Garden in North America.

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The  Suellen Murray Educational Bursary was established in 2014 and is awarded annually to recognize Suellen’s love of the Gardens and to encourage and support an educational project or activity relative to The Halifax Public Gardens. Click here to learn  the details of the bursary and the process to apply.

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A one hour horticultural and historical tour of the Halifax Public Gardens, first developed by Master Gardener and photographer, Serena Graham-Dwyer is now delivered at various times and days throughout the week and can be arranged by reservation.  Tour Guides are conversational in several languages – English, French, German, Dutch and Chinese.

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Paint the Gardens

We look forward to welcoming artists back to the
Gardens this summer on Wednesdays and Saturdays
from June 16 to September 15, 2018.

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Atlantic Film Festival

The Muppet Movie (1979)
kicked off our June and July
Friday night movie.

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Check out our Events Calendar for information on
all the Halifax Public Gardens Summer Events.

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