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Elizabethan Gardens

Southside Street | Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LA, England
+44 1752 306330
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More like a secret garden

Friends stumbled upon this secluded garden while staying briefly in Plymouth, and I subsequently... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Plymouth, United Kingdom
A small and secluded sanctuary

I was taken to the Elizabethan Gardens by chance and was amazed to find these funny little stone... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Southside Street | Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LA, England

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends stumbled upon this secluded garden while staying briefly in Plymouth, and I subsequently visited it on their recommendation. It is a peaceful sun-trap, full of history, nestled near the Barbican. There is a plaque recording the names of 'Pilgrims' who sailed aboard the 'Mayflower'...More

Thank JayTee38
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I was taken to the Elizabethan Gardens by chance and was amazed to find these funny little stone paved courtyards and small gardens on different levels, through the back of some old buildings. A really nice place to sit on a quiet day :-)

1  Thank Textmax
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We stumbled on this pretty little garden on out way back from a boat trip. It is a lovely tranquil spot and worth a short visit

1  Thank purpleTerry
Reviewed 23 June 2017

This is the garden of the Elizabethan House in Southside street, though the house itself is currently closed for renovation. The garden is reached through a small entrance off the narrow street, and is absolutely free to enjoy. There are old stone steps to different...More

1  Thank smallspender
Reviewed 13 June 2017

This listing does not have the opening times so I don't know if it's shut on summer Mondays. Came by this afternoon. The New Street entrance (and as we later checked) the upper entrance gate, we're both locked without explanation. An older woman whom we...More

Thank Jannerbloke
Reviewed 7 May 2017

When we were there on the last day of April, I really expected to see more color, there were just little flowers at that time. It is also a little garden, that makes this garden only interesting in a little part of the year.

1  Thank FORZA7777
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I used to go here to study for my PhD. Very relaxing! ...and very historic, There's a plaque on the wall that lists all the people who sailed on the Mayflower

1  Thank Ian M
Reviewed 4 March 2017

It is located very close to Barbican and two minutes walk from there. So I went at the wrong time of year, September, and there were no flowers except a few inpatients. The walk is nice but everything is just kind of worn out...including the...More

1  Thank ArghyaKolkata
Reviewed 3 March 2017

It's like going back in time, a real testament to the designers and groundskeepers. The marketing club said an 'oasis of tranquility', whilst I wouldn't go that far it is certainly worth a visit. Flower arranging is not really my thing but you can't help...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Lovely place to go we have stay over night rooms are amazing. This place is fine dining the food was something special the staff are excellent we booked a room for my daughter and son in-law to stay for her 30th birthday the staff made...More

Thank Bernice L
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31 August 2015|
Response from 777hettiew | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of stone stairs and some water. Is there any public liability insurance or any regard to basic health and safety?
24 June 2015|
Response from HillyCirencester | Reviewed this property |
There are small vantage points top and bottom where you can see some of the garden and stonework without actually getting further in. I'm not sure who owns or runs this place but it seems that they either paid little regard... More