Expansive Georgian pleasure gardens, within easy reach of the city centre
Sydney Gardens, dating from 1795, are one of Britain’s most extensive and attractive remaining Georgian Pleasure Gardens. Historically a draw to fashionable society, early patrons included Jane Austen, who lived for several years in adjoining Sydney Place.
This peaceful location contains a variety of open and more intimate spaces, including parkland, woodland, pretty waterside walks, tennis courts and a neoclassical loggia and Temple of Minerva. A series of stately walkways and white Chinoiserie bridges frame elegant vistas across the gently sloping site, to the city centre, and the countryside beyond.
Sydney Gardens are a short walk from the city centre, approached via the magnificent Great Pulteney Street, and adjoining the Holburne Museum. They offer an ideal setting for festivals, sporting events, children's and community activities.
To learn more about this location's successful activities programme, read about the Sydney Gardens Project and ongoing Heritage Lottery Funded works.
|Time of year||Standard rate (per day)||Charity rate (per day)|
|April to September||£520||£260|
|October to March||£520||£260|
Facilities on site
- Play park
- Toilets (pay to use)
- Wheelchair access
This location can support the following sized events:
- Small events
- Major events
Sydney Gardens is a perfect location for the following activities:
- Art installations
- Community events
- Outdoor theatre
- Children's activities
View site access details
Via Main entrance, Holburne Museum & Canal Path.
Sydney Gardens is fully accessible.
Closest car parks are the Holburne Museum (limited parking) and Manvers Street Car Park
On-street parking available at Walcot Street
- Good Public Transport Links from Bath Bus Station to Bathwick Hill.
- Approximately a 15 minute walk from Bath Bus Station and Bath Train Station.