Victoria Gardens is a hidden gem in Truro city centre. It is laid out on a steep south facing slope. and is typical of late 19th century style of trees and shrubs interrelated with paths and flower beds.
Originally created to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee it is filled with exotic trees, shrubs & flowers. Before this particular garden was established there used to be the small Waterfall Gardens which was created in 1893. The Waterfall Gardens are still in existence, by St Georges Church. There is also a water feature that is powered by 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 which used to be situated in Boscawen street, then feeds small cascade of waterfalls and it then returns back into the Leats.
The original viaduct was built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1859, but was replaced with the present structure in 1904 and now carries the main line Paddington - Penzance trains.
Facilities & Access
- Free bandstand concerts every Sunday from May - September 2.30pm - 4.30pm ( Cancelled for 2020)
- Seating in the park
- Nearest car park Edward Street
- Park & ride stop River Street
- Hendra Childrens play area and Skate park are situated under the viaduct
- Wheel Chair access - the gardens are steep although the path ways are tarmac