Official guide to
City & rural district
Close this search box.
Official guide to the city & Rural district

Victoria Gardens

Share with other guests:

More information:

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.

Today, the garden is enjoyed by all who visit. In the summer, you can enjoy weekly band concerts on Sunday afternoons between 14.30 and 16.00. Click here to find out more.

Pollen in the Park is also situated in Victoria Gardens, where you can purchase refreshments and snacks.

Facilities & Access 

  • A thoughtful ‘shackery’ with Pollen in the Park
  • Seating in the park
  • Toilets are open
  • Nearest car park Edward Street
  • Park & ride 
  • Wheel Chair access from the Leats – the gardens are steep although the path ways are tarmac
  • Dogs allowed on leads

Useful to know:

  • The Gardens are open daily from 08.00 'til dusk.
  • Please note that the gardens may shut in instances of bad weather, please check Truro City Council's Facebook page for updates.
  • Alternatively, call, email or pop into the Visitor Information Centre for more information.

Things to do:


No results found.

Enjoy our

Our Great
Little City

Local Offers

From places to stay to great local food – have a check of all the latest offers in the area.

Enjoy Events

The calendar is simply packed with great events throughout the year. Check what’s on right now.

Stay a little Longer

Wanting to stay in Truro? We’ve got a fantastic selection of accommodation to suit you.