Thematic Challenge City Park: Halifax Public Gardens

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My entry to #amazingnature’s thematic challenge authored by @bucipuci. Check Here for more information if you are interested in joining the fun.

The theme for this week is

A couple years ago I was in Nova Scotia and after hearing about the elderly Agava plant starting to bloom in the Halifax Public Garden, my sister and I wanted to see it.


Agava is a desert plant and not native to the Maritime provinces of Canada.

There was a lot of hoopla in the news about the famous Agava plant. It was generating a lot of attention growing in Halifax and starting to bloom. The plant was estimated to be between 25 and 40 years old. It was getting too big for the indoor and had to be transplanted outside.

Most of us know Agava as a sweetener used as a substitute for sugar or honey. The sweetener would be made from the juice of the plant.

Besides seeing the Agave plant, there were many other beautiful flowers and trees.


I couldn’t resist taking a photo of this old tree with bumps on it in the shape of a large face.


Strolling through the park one could enjoyed the beauty of nature. Along with beautiful flowers there were ponds with ducks and miniature boats.


A collage of some of the flowers, landscape and miniature replica boat of the SS Titanic launched in Griffin’s pond.


Titanic Connection to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada source

On her maiden voyage from Southampton, England, the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic the night of April 14, 1912. In less than three hours, the ship that was touted as "unsinkable", descended to its final resting place in the Atlantic Ocean. Of its 2,228 passengers and crew, 1,518 lost their lives. The story of Titanic, a remarkable engineering feat of the early 20th century, continues to captivate our interest, hearts and emotions.

Halifax, Nova Scotia played a specific role in the Titanic story. White Star Line officials in New York at first believed that the damaged Titanic would sail to Halifax, the closest major port and trains with relatives and immigration officials departed from New York to Halifax. Hours after Titanic sank, White Star Line commissioned cable ships based in Halifax to recover the bodies of victims. Of the 209 bodies brought to Halifax, 150 were laid to rest in three cemeteries in Halifax

Miniature replica of the Titanic.


Along one of the paths a collection of birds gathered.


There was a large fountain in the middle of the grounds.


After a pleasant afternoon taking in the sights, an ice cream seemed a good idea and many people had the same idea as they lined up to go into the building to get one. These were the days before COVID-19!


Halifax Public Gardens is a Victorian Garden and a national historic site. I hope to take another stroll through the grounds on a warm summer day when I visit the area after the pandemic has ended.

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Photos & Text by @redheadpei All Rights Reserved without my permission


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Beautiful pictures! I love the tree in the second shot. That is a perfect picture. I didn't know about the connection between the Titanic and Halifax. Sad.

Hope winter is treating you well in Canada. I remember the snow shots in one of your recent posts. Probably hasn't melted yet :)

Yes the memories of the Titantic tragedy is very much talked about there as Halifax was involved with the recovery of the bodies and some are buried there.

Winter has taken a turn for the worse with colder weather the last few days A.G. @agmoore. We still have a bit of snow cover. I don’t mind winter as long as the temperature stays above freezing. 🤞

I hope all is well in your corner of the planet dear A.G.

Thanks so much for your visit and generous tip.❤️

Nature is so beautiful i can never get enough of it i love the looks of this park 😉

Thanks@kohsamui99. I always appreciate your lovely comments.

My pleasure @redheadpei your welcome 😉

Nice post Jo, that looks like a nice park with beautiful old grown trees 😊

My mother has an Agave plant at home and she makes a cream from the juice of the agave that is supposed to be good for the skin, even if you are sunburned.

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Thanks Hannes . It is a lovely park and not far from where my sister lives. Of course living practically in the forest here, I don’t really need to go to a park to be surrounded by nature but it’s nice to go there.🎄

So many natural ingredients to help us in plants. The agave juice is touted to be good for open wounds or cuts. I had a Aloe Vera plant once. It’s juice is good for burns or sunburn. It is a succulent plant with spikes similar to the agave but smaller.

I’m grateful for your reblog, generous tip and goodies dear Hannes.🤗🙂

Have a wonderful Thor’s day!🔨

Good morning Jo,

true, you don't need a park 😁
Even though our little towns here are surrounded by forests, the parks are well visited.

Haha, I think I have made a mistake because when I read Aloe Vera I knew I was wrong and my mother's Agave is rather an Aloe Vera plant 😀
Yes, I remember my mother cutting a leaf of the plant and smear the juice on a small wound.

As always, it's a pleasure for me and I wish you a wonderful Thor's Day, dear Jo 🤗🌞

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Thanks so much @ninahaskin.🙂

You're very welcome! @redheadpei 🔆

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Thanks Pix!🙂

Thanks @jlufer for the tweet. Appreciated!🙂

Gorgeous tranquil setting, going back on sweet memories of days out without masks is what most of us are doing.

Thanks for sharing these gorgeous trees and flowers, hidden gems in nature Jo always lovely to visit again.

Thanks Joan. always grateful for your lovely comments.🙂

Thank you for entering the competition. Halifax can be proud of its park :-)


Welcome @bucipuci. It is a lovely spot right in the heart of the city.

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Loved all of these Jo!! It looks like a wonderful place to spend some time and I especially loved the ducks and birds and fountain and... well.. you know where this is going! Terrific post! 💕

Thanks dear Dee.There's nothing like walking outside and enjoying nature to lift the spirits.

Have a wonderful Caturday!😺💞

Most welcome Jo!! 💕