We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A delightful surprise.”
Review of Morrab Gardens

Morrab Gardens
Ranked #5 of 73 things to do in Penzance
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Morrab Gardens is a public park, with luxuriant sub-tropical planting established over many years, in the centre of Penzance. The quality of a public space gives a strong impression of an area. It is part of what gives a town its identity, and local residents a sense of civic pride. By the late nineteenth century, Penzance had become a popular seaside resort and required a park for visitors’ recreation. To this end, Penzance Corporation acquired Morrab House, along with its grounds, in 1888 for £3,120. The villa was leased by Penzance Private Library and the gardens were designed and set out to the scheme of paths and borders which can be seen to this day. When the Gardens were established, in the 1880s, unlike today there were no nurseries selling exotic plants, the original planting was the result of gifts from local estates.
Reviewed 9 February 2016

This is a beautiful sub tropical gardens full of surprises. Don't miss it out when you're in Penzance.

Thank christine h
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (111)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"sub tropical"
in 13 reviews
"exotic plants"
in 6 reviews
"boer war"
in 3 reviews
"band stand"
in 2 reviews
"hidden garden"
in 2 reviews
"cast iron"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful trees"
in 2 reviews
"maintained garden"
in 2 reviews
"subtropical garden"
in 2 reviews
"queens hotel"
in 2 reviews
"town centre"
in 4 reviews
"pleasant stroll"
in 2 reviews
"flower beds"
in 2 reviews
"sea front"
in 3 reviews
"great garden"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 2 reviews
"fountain"
in 14 reviews
Filter

88 - 92 of 111 reviews

Reviewed 31 January 2016

This beautifully manicured garden should not be missed by a visitor to Penzance. It offers many unusual plants and flowers all year round.

Thank James875
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Free to visit - an unexpected find in the back streets of Penzance. Visited on a rainy winters day but it felt like being transported to another country with a variety of subtropical plants (including some great tree ferns) and wildlife - was very excited to spot a kingfisher! Apparently the gardens are also home to stick insects and hedgehogs but didn't spot any of those, maybe next time!

Thank sunstarrr
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 January 2016

So close to the centre of town but so quite and peaceful.Amazing tropical plants.Well worth a picnic in the summer

Thank Andy M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Morrab Gardens is an unexpected delight close to the middle of Penzance - folk could visit Pz for decades without knowing it exists.

Successive cutbacks have reduced its staff, so huge kudos to the gardener who keeps this sub-tropical gem looking so good.

Thank cristofa
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Morrab Gardens also viewed

 

Been to Morrab Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing