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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.

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 Winter Hours

Open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, weather permitting

Free Tours of the Public Gardens

The free, weekly horticultural & historical Garden tours hosted by the Friends of the Public Gardens have finished for the season. Thanks to everyone who participated!

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 Day

Thanks to everyone who dropped in for the 6th Annual Dahlia Day on Wednesday, August 31. Neville MacKay's dahlia creations were amazing - as usual.

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