The Halifax Public Gardens are a 16-acre oasis in the heart of downtown Halifax.
Officially opened in 1867, The 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 100 different species of trees, including unusual or rare species and some centenarians. The serpentine, scroll and carpet beds guarantee a bounty of colour and fragrance throughout the season.
The Gardens is now open year-round. Check their Facebook page for details of special events (and regular posts of the most beautiful and uplifting photos!) You can also check the Halifax.ca web page for details of walks and special events, including the summer concert series.
Halifax Public Gardens
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.