Halifax Public Gardens

Ok, just beautiful … very very well maintain and there is some true pride here.  


“Opened to the public in1875, these grounds united the 1837 Horticultural Society gardens with an adjacent civic garden created in 1867.  The original design of landscape gardener Richard Power is largely intact, partly due to his family’s long superintendence.  Bedding patterns, exotic foliage, favourite Victorian flowers sub-tropical species and tree specimens continue the planting traditions of the era. The serpentine paths, geometric beds, commemorative statuary and bandstand are also typical features this, one of the rare surviving Victorian gardens in Canada." 


Interesting Fact:
The paths were made extra wide so that 2 ladies in hoop skirts could walk side by side down the paths.  Ahh, the Victorian era ... !?







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