Parks and Gardens
Truro City Council is responsible for maintaining various Parks and Open Spaces throughout the City. The main park is based at Victoria Gardens, which is beside the River Kenwyn.
Our main open space is based one mile from the Trafalgar roundabout, heading towards Malpas on the river at Boscawen Park. All of our sporting facilities which are for hire are based at Boscawen Park.
Truro City Council Parks department is responsible for many play areas throughout the City centre. These can be found situated at Hendra,Boscawen Park, Tremorvah playing field and Redannick playing field. These are all laid out with a various selection of swings, slides, roundabouts, climbing frames etc.
Truro is also fortunate to have an 18 acre wildlife area situated off Moresk Road called Daubuz Moors.
Truro City Parks department is responsible for all the floral planting displays and hanging baskets you will see on all the approaches to Truro and in around the City Centre. For more information on our summer planting service please click here. All these displays not only bring feel good factor to the City for people who live, work and visit it also enables the City to enter the South West in Bloom competition run by the Royal Horticulture Society. Truro has had great success in the past winning many items of silver ware. Click here for more information. We also hold our own Annual Gardens & Allotments Competition each year.
Truro City Council operates 74 allotment plots in Truro which are fully let. We currently have a waiting list of over 100 people awaiting allotment plots. However we are actively seeking new allotment land and working with the newly formed Cornwall Council to secure a new potential site.
Truro Parks department is also responsible for Truro Cemetery and Kenwyn Churchyard for more information please click here.
Truro is very fortunate to have a volunteer community tree warden, Richard Argall. Richard can be contacted by email email@example.com
Hello, and welcome to the new Parks and Gardens section. I would like to introduce myself, Richard Budge, Parks Manager for Truro City Council. I'm entering into my 10th year as Parks Manager and I can guarantee that I've enjoyed every moment of my time with the Council, including many highs (and lows) over the years. This year has been a great success for us, winning the Portman Cup in the South West in Bloom competition.
Richard Budge – Parks Manager
Important Results South West in Bloom
2012 results - On the 20th September 2012, Truro won the Portman Cup (Gold Winner) and the Sponsors Award for
'The blue ribband for the most meritorious entry'.
Dear Sir/Madam, on a recent holiday in Cornwall we decided to come to Truro. We were amazed how lovely the flowers and shrubs were everywhere, and on the roundabouts too.
A brilliant job has been done – well done! Just a line to thank you for the lovely displays of flowers in and around Truro again this year. In particular, the beds of begonias alongside the Cathedral are spectacular.
I have just heard the good news. You and the Parks staff seem to have won everything! Would you pass on my congratulations to all of the Parks staff as you all work so hard. Kind regards to you and your staff.
Tourists who came to Truro in August 2012