Queen Elizabeth Gardens

Queen Elizabeth Gardens

About Our Park:

Opened in the early 1960s to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Elizabeth Gardens is one of Salisbury’s most cherished and celebrated parks.

Situated just outside of Salisbury city centre, Queen Elizabeth Gardens combines formal planting with a relaxed atmosphere to offer something for everyone.

With famous views of the cathedral to the east and the River Avon to the south, Queen Elizabeth Gardens is perfect for those looking to appreciate the scenery or to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city centre; continuing this, the park also provides access to the Town Path and a pretty walk past the water meadows out to Harnham. To complement these features, the creation of a sensory garden just off Mill Road has added further variety to the landscape.

With new, much improved play area and a stream running close by, the park is also very popular with children and parents alike – thankfully, there are benches for those who prefer a quiet sit down in the sun to jumping across to the island!

Visitor Information:


Salisbury City Council’s Music in the Park concerts take place in Queen Elizabeth Gardens during the summer. 

All of the concerts are in Queen Elizabeth Gardens from 2 - 4pm – and are FREE to attend! Everyone is encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of live music in this beautiful setting!