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.
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.
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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