Let's revel in (and respect) the Public Gardens

I am remembering my experience last year in the PG, and just want to remind Haligonians of a few rules and courtesies to make the PG a downtown treasure for all for years to come. The PG is a botanical garden protecting and showcasing beautiful and rare plants. It is not a jogging track. It is not a bike path (bicycles are banned): a large number of users are slow-moving with mobility issues and use wheelchairs, walkers, scooters and canes. The PG is not a dog park. It is not a smoker's nook. The PG is not a playground, so PLEASE do not let your kids trample rounded flowerbeds meticulously laid out and cared for by hard-working HRM employees. To show your appreciation, keep off the grass and stick to the gravel paths as much as possible. You can't put a price on such a gem of downtown core greenspace. It is my summer urban haven—I know of no other like it. —Backyard-less Condo Dweller

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