Elizabethan Gardens, Plymouth

When Sally popped up to Plymouth for a visit last weekend, I wanted to go on an adventure somewhere I’d never been. Hearing rumours about a beautiful little garden right next to the Barbican, I thought it would be fun winding our way through the cobbled streets trying to find it. After incorrect directions from a jolly postman and a failed attempt following google maps, we finally found what we were looking for.


The gardens are nestled behind New Street, right next to the busiest road in the Barbican, but once you pass the initial flower beds and trees, following the path  up the steps into the initial courtyard, the noise of the hustle and bustle dissipates into the sound of birds and the gentle trickle of the fountain.


We just wondered around to explore, but I can envisage it as a lovely spot for a sunny day with a good book, or to sit and watch the water with only your thoughts for company. It was a shame we visited in such early Spring as none of the flowerbeds had fully bloomed yet, but I’ll be sure to return throughout the year to see how it changes with the seasons. The flats and houses have the absolute best of both worlds – views out their windows over a quaint and historic garden as well as a central location by some of the best restaurants, bars and independent shops Plymouth has to offer.

elizabethan-gardens-plymouth-bw-houseselizabethan-gardens-plymouth-alice-stone-mayflower-icecreamHave you ever found a secret place of serenity where you live? Let me know where is worth exploring!