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Brief description of site

Morrab Gardens is a Victorian public park of about 1.5 hectares, featuring tree- and shrub-lined walks, ponds, a fountain and a bandstand. The Gardens are known for their mild climate and sub-tropical plants.

Brief history of site

Originally the gardens of a Victorian villa, built by the brewer Samuel Pidwell in 1841, Morab Gardens became a public park in 1889, laid out to the design of Reginald Upcher.

Location information:

Address: Morrab Gardens, Morrab Road, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4AD

Locality: Penzance

Local Authorities:

Cornwall; Penzance

Historical County: Cornwall

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 203 Grid Ref: SW472300
Latitude: 50.1161 Longitude: -5.53758

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

This is a public park, open daily from dawn to dusk.

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: urban park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Plant type/environment: exotic garden

Site first created: 1841 to 1889

Main period of development: Late 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 1.5

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