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Royal Victoria Park - Botanical Gardens

Elegant landscaped gardens in a romantic park setting, ideal for small intimate events, open air theatre and art installations

The Botanical Gardens, set in the north-west corner of Royal Victoria Park, are one of the park's most attractive and tranquil features.  

Formed in 1887 and set within around 4 hectares (10 acres), the gardens feature a variety of specimen trees and shrubs, beautiful and heavenly scented planting, calming water features, and a collection of antique shrub roses, all on a level, gated site with easily accessible paths.

Within this romantic setting is hidden the Temple of Minerva, a charming small venue overlooking a secluded pond and bordered by a pretty rose garden. It provides a perfect setting for intimate events, and a sympathetic context for an outdoor exhibition or an art installation.

If you are looking for a location for a small and intimate ceremony or celebration, please contact Bath Venues or visit their website.

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Hire prices
Time of year Standard rate (per day) Charity rate (per day)
April to September £1,757 £879
October to March £1,318 £659

Facilities on site

    • Electricity
    • Wheelchair access

Event size

This location can support the following sized events:

    • Small events

Supported activities

Royal Victoria Park - Botanical Gardens is a perfect location for the following activities:

    • Weddings and ceremonies
    • Outdoor theatre
    • Art installations
    • Children's activities

Site access

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Vehicle Access

There is no vehicle access, but the gardens are next to one of the park's internal roads, making it easy to drop off goods and equipment

Pedestrian Access

There are two access points on the Royal Avenue loop

Disabled Access

Fully accessible, with tarmac paths around the gardens


On-road pay and display parking (free for up to 1 hour)

Closest car park, Charlotte Street Car Park (600m)

Public transport  

  • Good public transport links from Bath Bus Station and Newbridge Park & Ride to Upper Bristol Road (250m)
  • 25 min walk from Bath Bus Station and Bath Train Station