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Halifax Public Gardens

One of the finest surviving examples of a Victorian Garden in North America, the Halifax Public Gardens began on Common land by the Nova Scotia Horticultural Society in 1836.

Summer Concert Series 2017

Every Sunday between June 11th and September 17th, the Public Gardens will host its annual free Summer Concert Series. All concerts will take place at the Bandstand from 2-4 p.m. Everyone welcome.

Halifax Public Gardens 150

The Halifax Public Gardens Celebrates its 150th Anniversary! 2017 marks not only the sesquicentennial of Canada but also the Halifax Public Gardens. 150 events are happening in the gardens throughout the season. Check them out.

Free Tours of the Public Gardens

Starting in July, visitors are welcome to join a guided tour every Wednesday from 10-11am. Hosted by the Friends of the Public Gardens. Everyone welcome.

2017 Garden Tourism Award

Halifax Public Gardens is honoured to be a recipient of the 2017 ‘Top 10 North American Gardens Worth Traveling For’ Garden Tourism Awards from the Canadian Garden Council and the American Public Gardens Association.

Gardens Regular Hours

Open daily from 8 a.m. until one half hour before dusk.

Canada's Garden Days

Garden Days is Canada’s coast to coast to coast, three-day celebration of our National Garden Day which is held annually and starts on the Friday before Father’s Day.

Canada's Garden Route

The Halifax Public Gardens is a feature garden on Canada's Garden Route. Check it out!

The Story of Public Gardens

Find out about the history of the Halifax Public Gardens, recongnized as a National Historic Site in 1984. The Gardens house a public collection of garden artefacts such as statues, a bandstand and fountains, which are representative of the Victorian era.

Floral Bed Display Program

The Halifax Public Gardens and Leighton Dillman Park (Dartmouth Common) support charitable organizations in the region to promote upcoming events and milestones. Limited space is available in floral beds within both Gardens.

Dahlia Days

Save the date - September 8 & 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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