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Public Gardens to Open April 12


(Wednesday, April 4, 2012) - Residents and visitors will soon be able to once again enjoy the beauty and charm of Halifax Public Gardens. This year the gates will open on Thursday, April 12. The hours for the Gardens will run from 8 a.m. to dusk each day.


Visitors to the Gardens are encouraged to enjoy the space on a lunch hour, to stroll through the park area for exercise, or enjoy the free open-air concerts on Sundays during the summer. Uncommon Grounds coffee shop in Horticultural Hall will also be open for business on April 12.


In an effort to preserve the Gardens for future generations, HRM asks that visitors please respect the “no pets, no biking, no jogging” guideline. Visitors are also reminded that they are not to feed the ducks because this can make them dependent on an unnatural food supply and interfere with their natural migratory patterns in the fall and spring.


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. The Gardens were recognized as a National Historic Site in 1984.

For details on the gardens visit the website at




Michaelyn Thompson
HRM Communications


Bev MacPhail
Parks and Open Spaces
Transportation and Public Works





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