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Parks and Gardens

Find a secluded spot to enjoy the peaceful side of Truro

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Parks and Gardens

A bustling hub at its centre, find solace in a shady corner of the city to enjoy nature at its best.

Truro takes pride in its beautiful parks, gardens and open spaces - our city council's parks department regularly enters the Britain in Bloom competition and have picked up prizes through the years.

Take time out and explore Truro's stunning open spaces.

Victoria Gardens: Originally created to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, Victoria Gardens is situated along The Leats and Edward Street, behind the Crown Courts and at the foot of the viaduct. Complete with a bandstand and beautiful fountain, live music and concerts liven up this peaceful corner during the summer. Take some time to wander through Waterfall Gardens, a beautiful, shady walk along the River Kenwyn towards the Leats.

Boscawen Park: On the banks of the Truro River along the road to Malpas, Boscawen Park also plays host to concerts and outdoor events in the summer - keep an eye on our events pages to find out more. Try your hand at tennis or wander around the duck pond. Discover the amazing park for children!

Bosvigo Gardens: A mile from the city centre, the gardens feature rare and unusual plants plus a small specialist nursery. They are open May to September, Thursday to Saturday.

Hendra Play Area: Beneath Truro's spectacular viaduct lies Hendra Park, perfect for families with plenty of colourful play equipment. Adjoining, is the new Skate Park featuring an enviable range of jumps, pipes and steps attracting amateur and pro skaters alike from across the country.

Furniss Island: Named after the popular Cornish biscuit company which once ran its factory in Truro, Furniss Island is a quiet spot on the banks of the River Allen just before it meets the Kenwyn. A short walk from New Bridge Street and Lemon Quay.

Millpool: Perhaps Truro's favourite secret spot, the River Allen bubbles past the Millpond. Tucked behind the cathedral, this area has a colourful history - during the 1880s when the circus came to Truro, the Millpond became a bath for the troupe's elephants!

Hendra Play Area

Victoria Gardens

Waterfall Gardens

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