Welcome to the Public Gardens
The Halifax Public Gardens is one of the finest surviving examples of Victorian Gardens in North America. It was established in 1874 by the amalgamation of two older gardens, the Nova Scotia Horticultural Society Garden (laid out in 1837) and an adjacent public park (opened in 1867). The Nova Scotia Horticultural Society objectives were to establish the best horticultural examples of vegetables, trees and choice flowers. The current site of the Public Gardens was formerly a swampy piece of ground covered with brambles. A grant of two thousand dollars from the City of Halifax enabled this new ground to be laid out as a free Public Garden for the citizens of Halifax.
[Balance of marker is public information, not historical]
Erected by The Friends of the Public Gardens.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1874.
Location. 44° 38.653′ N, 63° 34.861′ W. Marker is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Regional Municipality. Marker is just inside the Public Garden's NE
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Public Gardens (here, next to this marker); Boer War Memorial Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); HMCS Sackville K-181 (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Horticulture Hall, post-1945 (about 210 meters away); Unveiling, Jubilee Fountain / Inauguration, Fontaine du Jubilé (about 210 meters away); "Hamilton" Flower-bed arrangement (about 240 meters away); Public Garden Foundation Fountain (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Summer House / Pavillon d'été (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Halifax.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.