Stroll through a 16-acre urban oasis in the centre of the city; the beautiful Halifax Public Gardens.
One of the city’s most popular attractions, the Halifax Public Gardens are one of the finest surviving examples of a Victorian garden in North America.
With stunning floral displays, winding paths and bubbling fountains, a stroll through this garden oasis in the centre of the city is the perfect way to spend an afternoon in Halifax.
Local Tip: Stop by Uncommon Grounds Cafe, located in the historic Horticultural Hall to pick up a coffee, snacks or ice cream to enjoy while you enjoy the Gardens.
|Accessibility||Halifax Public Gardens are wheelchair accessible. They even offer a limited supply of wheelchairs for public use—inquire at Horticultural Hall.|
|Daily Availability:||Sunday - Saturday|
|Meetup Location||Halifax Public Gardens|
|Hours||8AM - 1/2 hour before sunset|
|Tours||A one hour horticultural and historical tour of the Halifax Public Gardens, first developed by Master Gardener and photographer, Serena Graham-Dwyer is now delivered at various times and days throughout the week and can be arranged by reservation. Tour Guides are conversational in several languages – English, French, German, Dutch and Chinese.|
To protect the serene atmosphere and enjoyment of the Gardens, pets, bicycles and jogging are not permitted within the Gardens. Ample natural food is available for the water fowl and birds – please do not feed them. The Public Gardens is a smoke free zone. No smoking is permitted anywhere in the Gardens.