Where we are located

Halifax, Nova Scotia is located in Canada, on the northeast coast of North America, between the provinces of New Brunswick (to the west) and Newfoundland (to the northeast).

Within Halifax, The Halifax Public Gardens are centrally located and easily accessed. The wrought iron fence, typical of a Victorian Garden, provides the boundaries along South Park, Spring Garden Road, Summer and Sackville Streets.

Halifax Public Gardens’ Location 

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In addition to the Main Gate at the corner of Spring Garden and South Park, there are gates at each of the corners.  Another gate, mid-way on Spring Garden Rd. is the entrance to the Public Washrooms, Horticultural Hall and the Uncommon Grounds Cafe.

Open Daily 7 AM to ½ hour before Sunset, April through November (longer if weather permits).

Getting here

Bus # 1 stops at the corners of Spring Garden Road and South Park Street.

From the Cruise Pavilion (Pier 21) – take Bus # 8 and transfer at Scotia Square to the #1. Be sure to ask for a Transfer when you pay the bus fare (senior’s rates available)

The Halifax Public Gardens are well marked on most maps. There is metered parking on the streets bordering the Gardens as well as public parking in the nearby shopping areas along Spring Garden Road.


Taxis are located at Pier 21, all hotels, Scotia Square


The Halifax Public Gardens are within walking distance of all the major hotels in the downtown area – Ask your Concierge for directions or follow our Google Mapping.



The Halifax Public Gardens, Washrooms and Horticultural Hall are wheelchair accessible.  You may request a wheelchair at Horticultural Hall.



The Halifax Public Gardens are owned and operated by Halifax Regional Municipality. You can contact them at #311.

There is no entrance fee to the Halifax Public Gardens.