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Morrab Gardens

Morrab Road, Penzance TR18 4HD, England
+44 1736 351960
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Hidden gem

We came across this garden by accident as we were wandering the old streets. It really is a hidden... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
woodie49
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Brighton, England
Best park in Cornwall

The gardeners work daily thoughout the year and having lived here a few years, it’s just lovely to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christopher B
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Penzance, United Kingdom
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Morrab Gardens is a public park, with luxuriant sub-tropical planting established over many years, in the centre of Penzance. The quality of a public space gives a strong impression of an area. It is part of what gives a town its identity, and local residents a sense of civic pride. By the late nineteenth century, Penzance had become a popular seaside resort and required a park for visitors’ recreation. To this end, Penzance Corporation acquired Morrab House, along with its grounds, in 1888 for £3,120. The villa was leased by Penzance Private Library and the gardens were designed and set out to the scheme of paths and borders which can be seen to this day. When the Gardens were established, in the 1880s, unlike today there were no nurseries selling exotic plants, the original planting was the result of gifts from local estates.
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“sub tropical” (13 reviews)
“exotic plants” (6 reviews)
“boer war” (3 reviews)
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Morrab Road, Penzance TR18 4HD, England
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+44 1736 351960
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came across this garden by accident as we were wandering the old streets. It really is a hidden gem in the heart of the town. Away from the port and bustling shops. We had a very pleasant stroll through here, worth seeking out.

Thank woodie49
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardeners work daily thoughout the year and having lived here a few years, it’s just lovely to walk through, relax or just read as many people do. Perfect.

Thank Christopher B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A little gem, beautifully presented and kept garden, wide selection of exotic trees, bushes and shrubs. Plenty of benches and shady spots.

Thank Rebecca M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

these gardens are beautiyfull ideal for a steady walk a sit down and enjoy the views,or you can take your sandwiches,tea coffee and let the day go by this would be a gardeners paradise.we can recomend it.

Thank alanhowitt
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked through these gardens and there was a family carnival atmosphere on the Saturday afternoon of the Gowlyon festival weekend. Nice flowers and plants and grassy areas for relaxing.

Thank Sandybags_13
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we walked through this garden every day. Beautiful a good range of sub tropical plants nice area for a picnic and families

Thank STITCHHELEN
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

I am glad we found this hidden gem just off church street. Lots of wild life to see and lots of trees and flowers great place to visit

2  Thank FabRab1603
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

As I live just outside Penzance I often walk through the park on my way to the town, it is very well kept and a credit to those who tend to the gardens. Well worth a visit for anybody visiting Penzance.

1  Thank Rppz
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

We visited these lovely gardens again because we wanted somewhere nice to eat our lunch and they are extremely well maintained, so we found an empty bench to sit on and enjoyed our lunch while taking in the scenery. The gardens contain abundance of sub-tropical...More

5  Thank Sandygranny
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

For a public park, this place is amazing. Congrats to the caretaker for maintaining it to such a high standard.

1  Thank Laura C
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Response from Marios C | Reviewed this property |
Morrab garden is open to public so there aren't any tickets. I didn't saw any signs indicate that dogs are not allowed. If you have it on the leash and be prepared to clean any "products" there will not be an issue.
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