A colorful urban oasis in the heart of downtown, the Halifax Public Gardens [5665 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS B3J 3S9, Canada] is one of the best examples of a Victorian Garden in North America. It is a lovely place for a stroll on a sunny day, the entrance point is grand ornate wrought iron gate.
The park is a perfect size, spacious – but not too big where you have to worry about getting lost. Meander beside a flower flanked stream and spy a treasure of a whimsical little home.
More classical flowerbeds commemorate the countries 150th celebration.
The bandstand gazebo reminds of days gone by, there are shows on summer Sunday afternoons.
If you are musical yourself you can play a tune on the piano nearby, you can find more of these around the city.
The dazzling dahlia garden pops vibrantly,
but don’t forget about the trees. One oak stands tall above the rest, which was planted by King George VI in 1939.
Find fountains and sculptures scattered about.
Someone certainly has a sense of humor and I couldn’t help but giggle myself when I discovered topiary snakes made of flowers.
There is also a model of the titanic inside the duck pond. If you’d like to stay for lunch there is a café within the garden.