About

The Halifax Public Gardens are a 16-acre oasis in the heart of downtown Halifax.

Officially opened in 1867, The Halifax Public Gardens have retained much of their 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.

In true Victorian fashion, the Gardens boast ornate fountains, a bandstand, statues, urns and a magnificent wrought iron entrance. Also among their treasures are over 140 different species of trees, including unusual or rare species and some centenarians. Their serpentine, scroll and carpet beds guarantee a bounty of colour and fragrance throughout the season.

 

 

 

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