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Halifax Public Gardens

Downtown Halifax
1 hour

About This Experience

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.


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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.


Things you should know

AccessibilityHalifax 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 LocationHalifax Public Gardens
Hours8AM - 1/2 hour before sunset
ToursA 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.

Downtown Halifax
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