The Halifax Public Gardens

Typical of a Victorian garden, flowers and plants from many varied climates and exotic locales line the walkways.

We found all sorts of plant life thriving in this unlikely climate, from desert cactus and yucca, to towering trees from all over the globe, to roses that smelled so sweet it was like… CONTINUE READING >> 

Date: 2013/10/18

The gate to the public gardens in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Halifax Public Gardens harken back to the reign of Queen Victoria.

The Gardens were opened to the public in 1875, combining two existing private gardens. Landscape designer Richard Power and his family were the original architects and the original plans still remain.

The gate to the public gardens in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Typical of a Victorian garden, flowers and plants from many varied climates and exotic locales line the walkways.

We found all sorts of plant life thriving in this unlikely climate, from desert cactus and yucca, to towering trees from all over the globe, to roses that smelled so sweet it was like walking in a cake. Sixteen acres of pure bliss.

A gazebo in The Public Gardens in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

A fountain in The Public Gardens in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Gazebos, fountains, archways and seating are also fundamental to a Victorian garden, and they are well represented here. While the term Victorian may get overused, this park, and in fact a great deal of Halifax, certainly deserves the title.

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The Public Gardens in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Public Gardens in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Pink Roses in The Public Gardens in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

canadian Lebanon Society in flowers in The Public Gardens in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

A pretty little bridge in The Public Gardens in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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