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In The Public Gardens

HISTORIC BACKGROUND
In 1885 a visitor to Halifax, Nova Scotia, described the Public Gardens as "a dream of beauty . . . the very perfection of landscape gardening." And so it was.
Who would know that, a few short years before, this 18-acre site had consisted of little more than swamp and blueberry barren.

For over a hundred years the Public Gardens has been the pride of Halifax. But in the fall of 2003 when Hurricane Juan made landfall, a city known for its green space and tree-lined streets, while fortunate in terms of human loss, suffered greatly nonetheless. An aerial photo of a nearby park showed a swath cut through mature-growth forest as if it were a field of hay levelled with the easy swing of a workman's scythe. All over the city people mourned for their trees, their parks, and the irreplaceable heritage plantings. Almost immediately donations for restoration began to flood in. But true restoration is an impossibility. New plantings will branch out in different directions, stretch to new heights, weave a landscape all their own. It is said a generation will come and go without ever seeing the Gardens as they once were, or as they can be again.


Another Halifax landmark: The Old Town Clock

Also - see our Nova Scotia Collection


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In The Pubic Gardens
copyright 1999 Foxberry Cottage Crafts

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Fin. size:
    7" x 9"
14ct Aida
26 colours

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Last Update: SEP2016