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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.
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