The Winter Gardens

The Winter Gardens provides facilities for your conferences, seminars and other events that meet sustainability criteria with lower environmental impacts and is therefore recommended within the Government Office for the South West’s, nationally recognised ‚Greener Events‘ guide.


On 14 July 1927 the Winter Gardens and Pavilion were officially opened by Ernest Palmer, deputy chairman of the Great Western Railway. This ceremony was proceeded by one at which T.E. Macfarlane, Chairman of the Council, opened the gate in Post Office Road with a golden key.

In 1989 the Winter Gardens closed for multi-million pound development, complete refurshibment and extension into the new Town Square Gardens transforming the building into the one it is today. Whilst still retaining the classic 1920’s grandeur,the centre now boasts an extensive modern Conference and Entertainment facility.