The Halifax Public Gardens are a 16-acre oasis in the heart of downtown Halifax. Bring your camera, relax on a park bench and breathe in the fragrant aromas of these beautiful spaces. Though you may encouraged to stay off the well manicured grass, there is a designated area for play and family fun. It is not unusual to see a friendly game of of soccer or a family picnic amongst the flowers in this corner of the garden!
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.
2022 Summer events:
Date:every Tuesday & Thursday until August 20, 2022
Country Music in The City
Date:Every Tuesday June 28- July 26
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Concert Series
Date: Every Thursday June 30-July 28
Movie Night in The Gardens
Date: Every Friday July 8- July 29
Sunday Concerts in the Bandstand
Date: Every Sunday July – end of September
Jazz Drivin Concert
Date: Saturday July 9
Time: 2:00- 4:00pm