Garden Experience Guide

Halifax Public Gardens

One of the finest surviving examples of a Victorian Garden in North America, the Halifax Public Gardens were started on Common land in 1836. Trees and shrubs are planted as separate specimens, with exotic and semi- tropical ornamental species adding colour and texture. Richard Power, the Garden’s superintendent from1872–1915, oversaw the introduction of the bandstand, the fountains, statues, and wrought iron gates – all features of the High Victorian Pleasure Garden and all honouring a milestone in Queen Victoria’s reign, a contemporary military event, or an important local personage. Recognized as a National Historic Site in 1984, the Halifax Public Gardens are a much loved and popular destination for locals and visitors alike.


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Spring Garden Rd and South Park St, Halifax, B3J 3M7

Restaurant on Site

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No Admission Fee

Accessible by Public Transit

Wheelchair Accessible

Docent Guided Tours

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