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Tessier Gardens, Torquay

#12 of 14 in Parks in Torquay
Park · Hidden Gem · Garden
The gardens are located between Babbacombe and St Marychurch in Torquay, South Devon, England. There are 3 pedestrian entrances - from Lindridge Road,Furrough Cross and Manor Road.

The nearest public car park is St. Marychurch Car Park on Hampton Avenue just 2 minutes walk away.

The gardens are open from morning to dusk, gates are locked at night.

Brief History of Tessier Garden

Mr Herbert Tessier, a London jeweller of Huguenot descent, relocated with his wife to Babbacombe in 1903.

Three acres of land adjacent to their property were purchased to ensure their privacy and they set about establishing the beautiful Tessier Garden.

In 1933, Mrs Amy Tessier donated the gardens to Torquay Borough Council with the proviso that it should be a place of rest and quiet for adults only. In recognition of her generosity the Sun Temple, with a plaque recording her gift, was erected.
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  • Our first visit here 😁 What an absolutely delightful spot to escape to sit and relax. Beautifully maintained (the pond needs attention though) a fabulous array of many plants, shrubs, flowers...  more »
  • Nice, pretty gardens. In good condition. Was a wet, rainy day so maybe didn't look as good as they would if it was sunny. Nice short walk around the gardens, lovely arch way with flowers. Very quiet.....  more »
  • Lovely garden, appears to be tended by the community. Friendly cat often wandering around. Gorgeous plants, a little haven in the town.
  • when here with my gran today, she really liked it
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