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Halifax Public Gardens

One of the finest surviving examples of Victorian Gardens in North America, the Halifax Public Gardens began on Common land by the Nova Scotia Horticultural Society in 1836. In 1847, Horticultural Hall was erected in the Gardens and served as the meeting room for members of the Society. A second series of gardens was established by the City of Halifax in 1867 and in 1874 the gardens were unified into the present 16 acres. The Gardens continue to be an accessible public leisure destination.

The Halifax Public Gardens were recognized as a National Historic Site in 1984. It is a valuable resource in the study of heritage plants and landscape design. As well, it houses a public collection of garden artefacts such as statues, a bandstand and fountains, which are representative of the Victorian era.

Copyright: David Kadlec
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8000x4000
Taken: 12/09/2009
Uploaded: 12/09/2009
Updated: 02/03/2015


Tags: nature; outdoors; park; garden; public; halifax; nova scotia; canada
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