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Halifax Public Gardens are one of the finest surviving examples of a Victorian garden in North America. They were founded by the Nova Scotia Horticultural Society in 1836 and were recognized as a National Historic Site in 1984. The Halifax Public Gardens is also part of Canada’s Garden Route.
Interested in supporting the Halifax Public Gardens? Donate a bench through the Gift For Parks Civic Support Program.
Looking for information on the Halifax Public Gardens Holiday Lights? You can find full details on our event page.
Location and operating hours
The Halifax Public Gardens comprise an entire block of the downtown core, bordered by Spring Garden Road, Summer Street, South Park Street, and Sackville Street.
The main gate of the Halifax Public Gardens is located at the corner of Spring Garden Road and South Park Street, with gates at the other three corners as well.
Gates will be open daily at 8 a.m., from March 23, 2021 to early November. Gates will close each day a half hour before dusk.
Download a map and brochure for the Halifax Public Gardens [PDF] before your visit.