The Halifax Public Gardens, officially built in 1867, are located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This Victorian-era garden has some of the most beautiful plants, and trees, of any park on the continent. The many features to the gardens provide visitors many hours of delightful sights, aromas, flora, fauna, and sculptures to make them wonder where the many hours went while they were strolling through these beautiful grounds.
There are many things to see and do in the Halifax Public Gardens while wandering through these several acres. The intent of the garden is reflected in the amazing variety of plants confined to the gardens including species from all over the world, in an abundance of colors and providing an array of fragrance. In addition to the wildly colored flowers, the fauna found in the bird life residing in the park provides a charming, restful setting. Apart from this, you can also find:
1. The numerous statues and fountains that decorate the grounds, including such sculptures as Flora, Ceres, Diana, and the Nymph fountain.
2. A Soldier's Boer War Memorial was built in 1903 to honor the locals involved in the South African War.
3. The Bands Stand built in 1998 in honor of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee celebration is an ornate gingerbread decoration enhancing the gardens.
4. The Garden Bridge commemorates the Mounted Policeman Francis J. Fitzgerald and spans the stream in the Southeast corner.
The Halifax Public Gardens is in a wonderful setting providing the visitor many hours of sights and aromas to delight the senses.