Halifax Nova Scotia: the Public Gardens

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Public Gardens Bandstand

The Public Gardens in Halifax, Nova Scotia

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



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Public Garden Halifax
Public Garden Halifax

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.


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The Public Gardens in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada – an oasis of peace

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, get bread, cheese, sausage or other regional specialties at the Halifax Farmers Market at Pier 20. You can then sit on one of the park benches in the Public Garden Picnic 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.


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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 City Park in Halifax
Pond in Public Garden in Halifax


A visit to the Public Gardens is well worth it

There's a lot to explore in Halifax's Public Gardens. Artful fountains, a pond in which a model of the Titanic floats, rhododendron groves that bloom profusely in spring, Dalia shrubs that reveal their full beauty in late summer, a stream that leads visitors from the main entrance into the park and of course many shady walking paths Places from which you can easily follow life in the park.


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Text: Copyright Monika Fuchs and TravelWorldOnline
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Halifax Nova Scotia: the Public Gardens

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika on LinkedIn