Performance Space Description: Little information about this venue has been found. It seems to have been a temporary Pleasure Gardens (modeled on Metropolitan spaces such as Cremorne Gardens and Vauxhall Gardens) that was operational during the summer of 1847. One contemporary description (in the Bristol Mercury) suggests that, on some occasions, the Gardens were “brilliantly illuminated with upwards of 5000 Variegated Lamps”.
Typical Fare: During the 1847 season, the Gardens hosted Fetes & Galas, which involved a range of attractions including concerts and balloon ascents.
Please see the 'Bibliographic Sources' link at right for a complete listing of materials (both primary and secondary) from which the above information was compiled.