Halifax Public Gardens
Halifax Public Gardens is a point of interest in the city of Halifax. It has been in operation for more than eight decades and it has changed dramatically since its establishment. The Halifax Public Gardens is located in the heart of the city and was built on what was once a residential property.
The garden was established during an era when there were not many public parks and recreational spaces in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Halifax Public Gardens is open throughout the year and it contains a number of features that draws in visitors from around the world. One can walk through different sections of the gardens such as the rose garden, kitchen garden, and historic gardens to enjoy their beauty. The historic gardens are planted with varieties of plants that reflect what was available at different points in time.
The Halifax Public Gardens also boast a glass house and it contains many species of plants that one can only find in the tropics such as banana trees and exotic orchids. There are plenty of permanent plantings on display throughout the year giving everyone an opportunity to appreciate them at all stages of their life cycle. The gardens also have a conservatory which is a great attraction for those with children as there are many hands on activities that the kids can enjoy.
In addition, there is a traditional carousel in the public gardens and it offers rides to those who want to have some fun while being surrounded by nature. Visitors can also take a break from walking around after they have enjoyed the carousel and relax at the café situated in the public gardens.
There is a significant number of attractions that one can find in the Halifax Public Gardens such as the statue of Edward Cornwallis and his loyalist dog. There is also a beautiful fountain with three dolphins which originally formed part of a drinking water fountain for horses and dogs before it was moved to its present location.
The central building of the Halifax Public Gardens was designed in the style of the Scottish manor house and it is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens that are maintained throughout the year making it an interesting place to visit during any time of the year. The public gardens have all sorts of plants, flowers, trees, herbaceous borders, and statuary that make it a popular tourist destination. The gardens are also wheelchair accessible so that everyone can enjoy them.
The Halifax Public Gardens is a beautiful garden that was established in the heart of the city more than eight decades ago. It contains a number of features that draws in visitors from around the world and it is open throughout the year. It has been maintained throughout the years and from being a residential property it is now a beautiful garden where visitors can take a break from walking around to enjoy a carousel ride or relax at the café situated in the public gardens.