Halifax Nova Scotia: the Public Gardens

Public Gardens Bandstand

The Public Gardens in Halifax Nova Scotia

The Public Gardens in Halifax Nova Scotia Canada are worth visiting. It is often the case that you take on far too much when you go on 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 come to mind spontaneously. However, such a Canada trip 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 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 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.



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 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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Halifax Nova Scotia: the Public Gardens

Travel expert Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Food and Slow Travel blog  TravelWorldOnline. They have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Their topics are trips to Savor, wine tourism worldwide and slow travel. During her studies Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she - partly together with Petar Fuchs - traveled to the USA and Canada and spent a research year in British Columbia. This intensified her thirst for knowledge, which she satisfied for 6 years as an adventure guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as a tour guide for Studiosus Reisen around the world. She was constantly expanding her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: "What's beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do they eat in this region?" As a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), she is now looking for answers to these questions as a travel writer and travel blogger in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is among Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021. Find more Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs here.