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Gardens

The Faculty of Agriculture is home to the Bicentennial Botanical Garden, named in honour of Dalhousie University’s 200th anniversary in 2018.

The Faculty of Agriculture’s breathtaking Agricultural Campus is an idyllic place to live, work, play and learn.  Spectacular vegetable and ornamental gardens serve as a living laboratory for students, a testing-ground for new ornamental plants and repository for over 3000 types of trees, shrubs and plants – many of them unique to this region.

Boasting nearly 11 hectares of extensive plant collections, Dalhousie’s Agricultural Campus is also home to a Rock Garden, along with shade and herb gardens, a butterfly meadow, an apple orchard and other unique features which shelter important collections and create quite havens amid the bustle of campus life.

The Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture is an Institutional member of the American Public Gardens Association and follows best practices in the management of its Botanical Garden, which is a source of learning, pleasure and pride for the university and wider community

Botanical Gardens maintain collections of plants for the purposes of public education and enjoyment, in addition to research, conservation and higher learning. 

The Bicentennial Botanical Garden is open to the public and is staffed and maintained by professionals trained in their given areas of expertise while maintaining active plant records systems.

The Botanical Gardens are at their peak throughout spring and summer and into the fall.  Garden visitors can identify plants through labels, guide maps and other interpretive materials. 

Save the date for our Bi-Centennial Botanical Garden Launch
August 25th, 10am-2pm.

10:00 a.m. Launch
11:00 a.m.  Reception
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Guided Garden tours

Contact mfpower@dal.ca for more information.