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

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Pretty Greenery in the Middle of Stonework

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... read more

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

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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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Address: Southside Street | Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LA, England
Phone Number: 01752 306330
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Plymouth

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