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Halifax Public Gardens

Spring Garden Road and South Park St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3T 2M3, Canada
+1 902-440-3621
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A gem in the downtown area of the city

The formal gardens were established in 1867 and are lovely during the late spring, summer and fall... read more

Reviewed yesterday
AJGiles
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Halifax, Canada
Beautiful walkable garen in the heart of this city.

This was a lovely garden very well Kept right in the heart of the city. We strolled through taking... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Layla13
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Chantilly, Virginia
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This beautiful Victorian-inspired garden has been open to the public since 1875 and remains as one of Halifax's most beautiful and cherished sites.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“an oasis” (66 reviews)
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Spring Garden Road and South Park St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3T 2M3, Canada
South End
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+1 902-440-3621
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Reviewed yesterday

The formal gardens were established in 1867 and are lovely during the late spring, summer and fall. There is no fee to enter and is a wonderful place to walk, rest and enjoy the beautiful plants and trees. It is located on Spring Garden Rd,...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a lovely garden very well Kept right in the heart of the city. We strolled through taking many pictures and enjoyed the relaxing walk after all our many hikes in Cabot Trail.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were here at in mid June. It’s very nice and it’s free. They were just starting summer planting. I’d imagine it is gorgeous later in summer, but it was worth the effort, especially if you’re visiting other local attractions, like The Citadel. No pets...More

Thank Teri D
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Halifax’s Public Garden is an absolute jewel in the center of the city. A peaceful respite from the world around it. Located across the street from the Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites take as much time as needed, 1-2-3 hours or an entire afternoon or...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Public Gardens in Halifax is fantastic. It's tranquil. It's calming. It's a magical spot in the middle of a beautiful city. Grab sandwich and beverage and find a spot along any of the pathways, sit on a bench and enjoy the view. It's worth...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautifully kept garden with well tended beds,lawns, shady trees and a lake in the heart of the city. Great place for a stroll or to sit and people watch!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful stroll through lovely horticultural displays in the middle of the city. Well worth the effort to stop in . Grounds were very well maintained, buildings very clean.

Thank Pam R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outside the Harbour, the focal point of the city - a beautiful one at that! A peaceful oasis in the middle of a busy city. Every imaginable tree, shrub and flower that can grow in this north temperate environment is on display- most with name...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This lovely garden is now open year round. It has a pond at the heart of the grounds and has many lovely flower beds which bloom Throughout three seasons. Take a stroll, bring a lunch or enjoy a snack at the cafe inside the park....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently spent an hour exploring our local Public Gardens and enjoyed every moment. Not only is it a quiet, beautiful place to restore your energy, it also has a great variety of plants, and flowers including one with a thirty year history as it...More

Thank Susan T
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townie57
April 19, 2018|
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Response from amille695 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, just be sure the dog is leashed. They have people watching at times.
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Thecreatorsworld
February 23, 2018|
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Response from theniclangille | Reviewed this property |
Ten minutes costs 25 cents. And you can park around the perimeter of the park.
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May 4, 2017|
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Response from kangaroo2332 | Reviewed this property |
We have cruised into Halifax a couple of times. There are always cabs available when the ships are in. There is also a taxi stand beside the park. Depending upon your ability, you might want to walk back from the park; as... More
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