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.
Spring Garden Rd and South Park St, Halifax, B3J 3M7
Restaurant on Site
No Admission Fee
Accessible by Public Transit
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Getting someone to visit a garden in summer is a snap: we all know gardens are striking in the summer months, with flowers galore. But what about fall? Garden visitors diminish with falling temperatures, as if they’re convinced the show is over as of Labour Day. But it isn’t. There’s still plenty to see in Canada’s public gardens right up until snowfall and even beyond.