Drakes Place in Plymouth reopens

A garden which once housed the main water supply for Plymouth is being officially re-opened today. Drake's Place Garden is the home to a nineteenth century reservoir.

Historic Drake Place reopens in Plymouth

The reservoir shining in the sun today Credit: ITV News West Country

An historic park and reservoir has been reopened near the centre of Plymouth.

Drakes Place has lain derelict for more than thirty years. It collects water from Drakes leat, the artificial stream built by the famous sailor to supply fresh water from Dartmoor to the people of Plymouth.

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Official re-opening of Drake's Place Garden today

Official re-opening of Drake's Place Garden today Credit: Drake's Place Project

A garden which once housed the main water supply for Plymouth will be officially re-opened today. Drake's Place Garden is the home to the nineteenth century reservoir. It's been restored at a cost of more than a million pounds along with some of the garden's original features.