This elegant little neo-classic temple, listed as Grade II*, was erected some 40 years after Nelson's visit as a tribute to his memory following the enlargement of the original garden. It enshrines parts of the armchair he used/graced at a grand banquet (at the Beaufort Hotel) in his honour and contains a (later) plaque commemorating the event.


The Tuscan Doric design shows some influence of Sir John Soane and has been attributed to the Monmouth architect George Maddox who worked briefly in his office.


Now carefully restored by conservation architects, it has been finished in colours researched from the original paint scheme of HMS Victory.

A hidden gem

Tucked away in the town centre, the garden is accessible by walking through an atmospheric 18th Century tunnel and has recently been completely restored to its 19th century heyday.

How to find us

Access from Monnow Street Car Park (NP25 3UZ). Enter through the tunnel entrance. There is also disabled access by arrangement. 

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Registered Charity 1177651

Adjacent to Monnow Street Car Park

NP25 3UZ

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