(Thursday, April 3, 2014) - The Public Gardens will open for the 2014 season on Thursday, April 10. Residents and visitors will be able to visit the Gardens each day starting at 8 a.m. The Uncommon Grounds coffee shop located in the Gardens’ Horticultural Hall will also be open for business starting on April 10.
Residents are encouraged to stroll through the park and enjoy the first signs of spring in one of the finest surviving examples of Victorian gardens in North America. The Halifax Public Gardens was established in 1874 by the amalgamation of two older gardens, the Nova Scotia Horticultural Society Garden, laid out in 1837 and an adjacent public park that had opened in 1866. The Public Gardens were recognized as a National Historic Site in 1984.
Visitors to the Gardens are reminded to respect the “no pets, no biking, no jogging” guideline, in an effort to preserve the park for future generations. Visitors are also asked to not feed the ducks, as it makes them dependent on an unnatural food supply and may interfere with their natural migratory patterns in the fall and spring.
For more information on the Gardens please visit: http://www.halifax.ca/publicgardens/