A Park in the City: Debating the Public Gardens

Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 7:00 pm (Atlantic), Halifax Central Library (Lindsay Children’s Room) and online via Zoom 


Peter L. Twohig: Saint Mary’s University 

Abstract: Based on his recently published illustrated history, this lecture will offer an overview of the history of the Public Gardens, from its origins in the 1830s to the present. The Public Gardens is one of the finest examples of a Victorian garden in North America but despite its timeless qualities, there have been many debates about its design, how it is used, and the neighbourhoods that surround it. This lecture will pay particular attention to these debates. 

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