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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
April 29, 2008
From journal Halifax, My Home
by Re Carroll
Abbotsford, British Columbia
December 1, 2000
The giant wrought iron gates at the Spring Garden Road entrance were shipped from
Scotland and installed in 1907. Inside this main entrance a plaque describes the garden’s
The bandstand was built in 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. At
one time, military bands used to serenade visitors to the gardens. Now the bandstand is
only used on special occasions. We lucked out during our last visit and got to enjoy the
music of a piper, complete with kilt and full bagpipes - I think he was part of a bus tour
that was visiting the park.
There is a small lake that is home to ducks, swans and lots of pigeons. They are very used
to visitors and are quick to hover around anyone who they think might have some food.
Throughout the park, statues and fountains provide a centre point for the multitude of
colourful trees and flowers. In the summer, there is a concession stand that sells drinks
and light snacks.
This is a wonderful place to come to get away from the noise and traffic congestion.
From journal Happy in Halifax