Halifax Nova Scotia: the Public Gardens

Public Garden Halifax

The Public Gardens in Halifax Nova Scotia

The Public Gardens in Halifax are well worth a visit. It is often the case that one undertakes far too much on vacation. Especially when the journey is long, you want to see as much as possible. “Who knows when and if I'll come back here again?” That is one of the considerations that often comes to mind spontaneously. Such a trip to Canada often has nothing to do with rest and relaxation.



Halifax Nova Scotia Bandstand in the Public Gardens in Halifax
Bandstand in the Halifax Public Gardens

So why not consciously plan a break from the stress of vacation? Take an afternoon to do nothing but enjoy yourself? Lingering the day? Just let all fours go and give the soul nourishment that it can feed on long after returning home. There are many such places in Canada. You just have to know where they are. The Halifax Public Gardens are one of those places. Here you can escape the hustle and bustle of the big city and spend a break in an environment that conveys peace.


What's in the suitcase?

  • Halifax is a city that is easy to explore on foot. Hence are comfortable shoes important. If you are on foot for a long time, it is worth it, too walking boots in the suitcase to pack.
  • Im Ivanovsky Travel Guide Canada East * you will also find numerous tips from us.
  • We always take one on sightseeing tours backpack with, in which we store our utensils for the day.
  • Halifax has a maritime climate. You should expect rain here. One A rain jacket It is worth taking with you that is waterproof.


The Public Gardens in Halifax Nova Scotia Canada - an oasis of calm

Not far from the Halifax Citadel with its defenses and the clock tower is the city park, the Public Gardens. The park is surrounded by a wrought iron fence. The main entrance to the park, with its wrought iron gate, is on the corner of South Park St. and Spring Garden Rd. Ornately chiselled, the gate welcomes visitors to the park.


Halifax Nova Scotia chrysanthemum in the Public Garden in Halifax
Chrysanthemum in the Public Garden in Halifax


A picnic in the park

If you really want to enjoy your stay in the park, you can get bread, cheese, sausage or other regional specialties at the Halifax Farmer's Market at Pier 20. You can use one of the park benches in the Public Garden picknick make. In the summer, the Horticultural Hall offers snacks and refreshments. Or he takes a book with him and looks for a place in the shade under the deciduous trees. There he can spend a few hours escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life with the chirping of birds and the summer winds blowing around. If you don't want to do anything, choose a seat with a view from which you can watch the park visitors strolling past the flower beds on the park paths.



The Public Gardens - a Victorian garden in North America

Since 1836 there are the Public Gardens. At that time, the Nova Scotia Horticultural Society created it on community land. 1867 set up the city a number of other gardens, which were eventually united 1874 to the Public Gardens, as they look today. In the period from the end of the 19. and the beginning of 20. At the end of the 19th century, the park received many sculptures, fountains, wrought iron gates and the bandstand, which still hosts free concerts every Sunday. Since 1984, the Halifax Public Garden is on the list of Canadian National Historic Sites.


Pond in Public Garden in Halifax
Pond in Public Garden in Halifax


A visit to the Public Gardens is well worth it

There is a lot to discover in Halifax's Public Gardens: artistic fountains, a pond in which a model of the Titanic swims, rhododendron groves that bloom profusely in spring, impressive dale shrubs that unfold their full beauty in late summer, an idyllic stream that leads the visitor from the main entrance into the park and of course many walking paths and shady spots from which one can follow life in the park well.

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Source: On-site research supported by Tourism Nova Scotia and the Canadian Tourism Commission

Text: Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
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