Victoria Pleasure Gardens
Mill Street           Tewkesbury
2017

 

About the Gardens

Victoria Gardens, Tewkesbury, more properly known as Victoria Pleasure Gardens,  lie within a stone’s throw of the town centre and offer a tranquil retreat from the bustle of the town.

 

The History

Victoria Pleasure Gardens were created to celebrate the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897.

They have been widened and changed over the years but are now colourful throughout the summer......

Welcome to Victoria Pleasure Gardens

If you are visiting Tewkesbury, then allow yourself time to pause in the tranquil Victoria Pleasure Gardens.  In summer the flower borders and the rose beds make a vibrant display and in winter the views of the Ham and the Malvern Hills in the distance are quite spectacular.

Events

The Gardens used to host regular concerts and in recent years bands have performed in the gardens and dance and drama productions have taken place against the lovely natural backdrop..

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The Mill Avon and Abbey Mill weir

Friends of Victoria Pleasure Gardens

This group of volunteers was formed after the floods of 2007 . The gardens had been devastated and people living in the area were determined to do what they could to restore them.   The bright and cheerful displays are the result of their hard work.......

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Opposite the main Abbey gates turn  down Mill Street and the gardens are by the Abbey Mill .....

 

 

How to find the gardens.

 

“ What a pretty little park,” said a visitor from Derby.
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“Such  a lovely place to come and recharge our batteries,” said a couple from  Cheltenham.

 

 

 

The  arches at the entrances to the gardens were erected in 2012 and 2013  to mark the Diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

 

They  were funded by local residents, businesses and visitors and the project was organised by the Friends of Victoria Pleasure Gardens - the group of volunteers who tend the gardens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The archways are a permanent commemoration of a historic landmark in the Queen’s reign and an attractive addition to the gardens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The visitors enjoy the sun.

One of the brightly coloured tubs near the Mill Street entrance.

A reminder of what the gardens usually look like in winter....

...and in summer.

Summer 2009

The Jubilee Arches

The archway at the entrance from  the Gloucester Road Car Park.

The Mill Street arch under construction.

Gloucester Road  entrance with flood water