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After visiting the museum we walked round this garden, a large space, trees and flower borders. Memorials to several people who had died-various ages, did they die in prison here ? Framework of one large greenhouse, another large one that maybe is used? Potential for...More
I came across the gardens on a guided walk to the potential old quarry site for Jurassica. They made a point of routing us through to show the other side of the Prison complex. It's a constant labour of love for someone and is remarkable...More
We visited the gardens whilst looking for a nearby geocache, we liked the feel of the place and could see it was still a work in progress. There were only a few people playing bowls as we walked through, then we enjoyed the views over...More
To anyone reading this, I sentence you to an hour or so happily exploring these gardens in the shadow of Portland's Young Offender Institution.
The prison itself opened in 1848 and it was used for adult convicts until 1921 when it became a borstal. It...More
The Governor's Commu ity garden is situated exactly opposite the main entrance to HMP/YOI Portland.
Plenty of seats to sit and ponder, a childrens play area, and picnic tables.
Revamped over the last few years, with the help of a community project, the gardens have...More
The Governor's Community Garden is a relatively 'new' garden for the public to enjoy on Portland. The two spots Victoria and Easton Gardens have been popular for locals and visitors alike for over 100 years, and the Governor's Community Garden makes a worthy addition to...More