First opened in 1830 by Queen Victoria herself, the 57-acre Royal Victoria Park boasts the iconic Royal Crescent as its backdrop, and has plenty of attractions and features to enjoy. As you wander around the park, look out for the Victorian bandstand, the sustainable flower beds, the Harry Patch memorial planters at the Queens Parade entrance to the park, and the beautiful Botanical Gardens.
You will also find Bath’s smallest garden centre, The Urban Garden, a social enterprise aiming to do business differently for the sake of our community and the environment. The Urban Garden specialises in stylish plants and garden products for all types of urban spaces, and is open from 9:30am to 4pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 11am to 4pm on Sunday.
In an adjoining plot to Royal Victoria Park, you will find the home of Bath Organic Group. In 1991, this area was waste ground, full of litter and overgrown with weeds. Over the intervening years, Bath Organic Group volunteers have turned it into a beautiful community garden, with over 50 varieties of fruit trees, wildlife areas, and a productive organic vegetable garden. You can join their sociable group of gardeners at their gardening sessions on Tuesdays and Saturdays, from 10am to 1pm.