Discovering Drake's Place
  • Drake's Place, Plymouth University

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Drake’s Place gardens and reservoir have a rich history, having been an integral part of Plymouth life for a very long time.

The University took over the lease for the gardens and reservoir from Plymouth City Council in 2007, investing £300,000 to make the gardens more attractive and secure. We opened the restoration to the public in June 2014, bringing the gardens back to their former glory.

Following £1.2million investment from the University, Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery, we opened the beautifully restored space to the public in June 2014.

Join Nigel Overton from the City Museum for a short guided walk of this ‘pocket public park’, taking in the former reservoir and fountains. Discover Drake’s Leat, as it neared the town, conduit houses, former water mills and the later park landscaping schemes.

Meet outside the Portland Square Building and Sherwell Church on the University campus.

Free event - no need to book. Contact Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery on 01752 304774 for any queries.

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