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Morrab Gardens

These lovely public gardens are situated just off the Penzance town centre and have been looked after by the Council since they were bought in 1888 for the princely sum of £3,120.  Originally created in 1841, they are now home to a surprising variety of plants, shrubs and trees which thrive in the mild Cornish sub-tropical climate. 

The gardens contain a small public subscription library and feature some lovely Grade II architectural structures including a Victorian bandstand and fountain.  The War Memorial commemorating the men lost from Penzance in the Boer War is just below the library.

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Many exotic species are grown for which the gardens’ position is eminently suitable.  A team of dedicated gardeners and ‘Friends’ lovingly look after the gardens, and for anyone with a love of plants, particularly those of a sub-tropical nature, then Morrab Gardens will not disappoint.  There is also a wealth of flora and fauna and the gardens offer a great environment for exploring and learning about the mini beasts who have chosen to make their home here.

Pengarth Day Centre situated within the gardens welcomes all those over 55 where you can pop in for a coffee and a chat, enjoy a home-cooked lunch or join in some of the many activities.

Map grid reference for Morrab Gardens:

SW 47232 30043

This scheme recognises quality public parks and gardens and Morrab Gardens has been awarded the prestigious Green Flag each year since 2009.

  • Open daily all year round –  9 am til 6 pm
  • Free admission
  • Easy access for people with a disability
  • Ample seating and lawns for picnics - litter bins provided
  • Refreshments can be purchased within a short easy walk of the Gardens
  • Well-behaved dogs and responsible owners are welcome

Please visit the Friends of Morrab Gardens website