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Address: Southside Street | Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LA, England
Phone Number: 01752 306330

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How about some period planting?

It came through here last summer. It's good to walk and rest awhile here. Maybe to think what old gardens may have been like. I doubt whether anything on this scale could have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
Fallon D
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I was expecting much more from this place, as it is very highly rated here. I was very disappointed when I visited it.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

It came through here last summer. It's good to walk and rest awhile here. Maybe to think what old gardens may have been like. I doubt whether anything on this scale could have been in this dense residential setting. I also wonder why those who plant it do so with bright tropic succulents rather than period English flowers?

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Buckingham
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52 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Not well known and strangely hardly publicised. Very close to Sutton Harbour. Pleasant area to stroll or sit but beware the officious police Community Support Officers who I have seen and who I am told patrol frequently and seize anything suspected of being alcohol. Take Cola or a flask of tea with your sandwiches?

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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63 attraction reviews
787 helpful votes 787 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It's free and it's a very peaceful place to sit or wander so this is not a complaint or downbeat review. I just wonder why it is called 'Elizabethan'? It is mostly stone walls and slabs. It is strangely laid out on several levels. There is a single pond with a fountain of the type like an upturned garden hose... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Usually just a couple of other people wandering through. Nothing spectacular but lots of easy going little features and humbly put together features. Works quite well.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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55 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A little oasis with lovely cool shade on a hot day. There was unfortunately a hobo sleeping in one of the grottos but that provided interest for the children!

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This Elizabethan garden can be accessed through a side entrance of one of the back streets. A hidden gemm of peace and quiet within the bustling city. Full of birds and flowers, a nice place for a rest, a chat and to take some photographs

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

If you don't know what you're looking for you probably won't find this small gem of a garden, just off the Barbican. It's very quiet and often not busy. Enclosed on all sides by the old houses and warehouses, it is a refelective space. Enter through a passageway and step a world away from the bustling shops and cafés of... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Not large or fancy but a nice place to spend a quiet half hour. Interesting history is detailed on boards. No fancy flowers but a nice atmosphere just yards from the busy waterfront area. And it's FREE by the way. (Not to be confused with the nearby Elizabethen HOUSE which is a paid for attraction).

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West Midlands
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Small well preserved gardens, hidden behind ancient houses in the Barbican area of Plymouth. You get a real sense of history here. Worth a look.

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