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Well Kept Gardens

Lovely peaceful and well kept gardens, there are some information boards explaining the history of... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2016
Buckingham, United Kingdom

I came across the gardens on a guided walk to the potential old quarry site for Jurassica. They... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2016
Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
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27 Oct 2017
“Great places to see.”
4 Mar 2017
“A large garden, with lots of potential”
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Throughly enjoyed a day out in beautiful Portland, so much to see & do! A very interesting island with lots of History.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

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

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank 307Jocelyn
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Lovely peaceful and well kept gardens, there are some information boards explaining the history of the gardens - there are also some memorial stones for Officers, very moving place.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Howlo
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank DouglasG488
Reviewed 31 August 2015

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

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Kim L
Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

The garden is in need of much work but the prison museum in the grounds is marvellous and the curator is enthusiastic and knowledgeable

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Richard P
Reviewed 14 May 2015

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

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank singhasam
Reviewed 29 March 2015

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

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Nick K
Reviewed 29 June 2014

An ideal place located on the cliffs at the Eastside of the island. an excellent community facility which has a good play area for younger children as well

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank coastaldays
Reviewed 16 February 2014

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

Date of experience: August 2013
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