Designed by David Wyman Based on illustrations by Gerard Gauci
Prominent Canadian gardens are the subject of five stamps issued on May, 1991. Initiated in 1836 by the Nova Scotia Horticultural Society, whose aim was to promote public interest in botany and horticulture, the Halifax Public Gardens is Canada's oldest surviving public garden. It began with a 5.5 acre portion if the Commons, originally a pasture land provided by the Commons Commissioners. It quickly became a popular attraction but also a financial burden for the Horticultural Society. But an expansion in 1847 saved the day. Encircled by a wrought iron fence, the 20 acres of walkways are all reminiscent of another era. Designer David Wyman and illustrator Gerard Gauci combined their talents to produce the designs.
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