Halifax – Public Gardens

Spring Garden Road & Summer Street

The Halifax Public Gardens are accessible on foot from the waterfront and deserves your time.  Free to access, the beautiful wrought iron gates give it Victorian vibes.  The mid-19th century grounds had been strongly hit by the 2003 hurricane but you can’t tell if it is your first visit.

Statues, ponds, fountains, bridges, flower beds, a bandstand and a small white Horticultural Hall building are on the premises for you to appreciate.  This green place is popular to many and it is a nice place for photos. For a coffee, ice cream or sandwich, go the Horticultural Hall. Restrooms are also nearby this entrance.

Not all fountains were in function but paths are well maintained and are easy to stroll. Make sure to walk around since there are a large variety of trees, edible garden examples and other hidden little details around. Of course, the colorful experience will depend on the season when you will be visiting.

The Griffin Pond is surrounded by benches for you to rest and on which a tiny replica of the Titanic floats. The largest water area in the park is named in the memory of Lawrence Griffin, an Irishman who was wrongly accused, found guilty and hung for murder. He was executed in 1822 on the site of today’s garden and buried in the nearby Camp Hill cemetery.