Victoria Gardens, Truro
OS Grid Reference:- SW 782 448
Victoria Gardens in Truro Victoria Gardens are situated beside the river Kenwyn, along The Leats and Edward Street, behind the Crown Courts and at the foot of the viaduct. The gardens were designed and created to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria created in 1898. Before this particular garden was established there use to be the smaller Waterfall Gardens which was created in 1893. The Waterfall Gardens are still off St Georges Church.
Victoria Gardens is laid out on a steep south facing slope. Typical of late nineteenth century style of trees and shrubs interrelated with paths and flower beds. There is also a water feature that is powered by a hydraulic water ram situated in the Leats next to the River Kenwyn which supplies the water for the fish pond and runs back down through the gardens through the old water fountain that use to be situated in Boscawen street, then feeds small cascade of waterfalls where it then returns back into the Leats.
Victoria gardens is also home to a band stand, which throughout the summer months holds brass bands on a Sunday afternoon.
Entrance to the garden is free