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Address: Southside Street | Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LA, England
Phone Number: 01752 306330
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Peace, perfect peace, according to thy needs.

This is a beautiful, hidden gem. A former sea captain's home and garden. People can go thre and be in a soft world of contemplation.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Harlow
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A small garden that is secluded. Not well sign-posted so you have to look for it. Not much to see and very close to a cafe so not too quiet. Really in need of maintenance and some tidying up. Pop in if you have some time to kill

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is a beautiful, hidden gem. A former sea captain's home and garden. People can go thre and be in a soft world of contemplation.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Really pleasant place to visit whilst down at the Barbican. It isn't very big and won't take up much time, however has a nice hidden quality to it and for free , you can't really complain

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Love it here, so lovely. Like a hidden teasure. beautiful in the spring and summer with all the flowers, especially on a sunny day or a summers evening stroll. Sometimes you can be surrounded by people and sometimes you can have the whole place to yourself. Must say if you can have it to yourself it's nice for a little... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We went out of our way to seek out this little city garden. Although I can't imagine lingering here for longer than 15 minutes, it is a nice breather from the narrow streets and it is a shortcut from one level of the city to another. Go through the garden, up steps and through and, voila, you are way up... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The little garden is a gem in the Barbican area. There are hardly any people and it offers the perfect place to enjoy reading a book or to just walk around the little paradise.

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We found this by accident - it is up a little side alley on the Barbican in Plymouth. But it is worth looking for. Pleasant little gardens, and a cracker of a tea room. Will definitely go again when in Plymouth. Away from the madding crowds.

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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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