The Porter's Garden
The Porter's Garden
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Enjoy your picnic in the peaceful and beautiful surroundings of Porter's Garden, lovingly maintained by our dedicated group of volunteers. Porter's Garden is free to enter, just pop in to the Historic Dockyard Visitor Centre on arrival and ask for a free Historic Quarter Pass.
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natters14
Portsmouth, UK2,533 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
I always admire these beautiful gardens en route to No. 6 cinema.

They are close to the entrance/exit of the Historic dockyard but slightly off the path so many probably miss them.

The gardens are really well maintained by local volunteers and well worth a visit particularly during nice weather.

Recommend.
Written 10 April 2023
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June A
Surrey, UK2,657 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
This tiny little garden is right by the historic dockyard and easy to find. It provides welcome shade and respite from the sun on a warm summers day and is a pleasant place for a breather.
Written 4 August 2019
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tezpil
Portsmouth, UK4,518 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
You pass by this garden when going to the No. 6 cinema so take a brief detour to walk through it rather than the main path. It's small and fragrant and free.
Written 11 May 2019
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rayrest
Fenton, UK7,481 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Located near to HMS Warrior in Portsmouth is this lovely small garden area that is very well maintained. It is free to visit.
Written 8 October 2018
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Sozlovesholisays
Ipswich, UK1,751 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
This is a really very very small garden the is in the historic dockyard complex.
You cannot visit this garden without paying a admission charge to get into the dockyard, basically not worth it, nothing to see a statue and a few plants.
Written 18 August 2017
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bsandrs
Portsmouth, UK23,078 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
I do not know your system when visiting, but when we spend time at a site that has multiple attractions, we take coffee or rest breaks, rather than walking on, making the day more enjoyable. There is much to see in the Dockyard and the Porter's Garden offers an ideal spot to rest a while and recharge. The site is shown on plans more than 250 years old and there is much to see and enjoy. We particularly like the fact that the seats are based on the hull shapes of the main ships in the Museum. Also make sure you do not miss the "Pique" stone and it's fascinating story.
Written 4 August 2017
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70ish
Worcester, UK2,230 contributions
Oct 2016 • Solo
The Porters Garden is a small peacefully area close to the main gate it is really tranquil to sit here for a few momento after the bustle of the historic dockyard
Written 3 October 2016
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Ken R
Andover, UK829 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
As you come into the dockyard the garden is just over to the right. I really don't get the attraction of it )apart from Portsmouth being quite bereft of greenery). It is smaller than the garden's of many homes so I can't see what people find so appealing.

It takes no more than 5 minutes to walk the circumference of it.
Written 6 May 2016
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fridaygirl321
London, UK200 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
The Porter's Garden is a lovely surprising tranquil area near the Porter's Lodge with an intriguing Dockyard Wall with commemorative plaques. This is a millennium garden that was opened in 2001and has been added to since with wrought iron gates, yew hedges, granite seats and the knot garden was designed by a local school. This is a small treasure of delight within the Historic Dockyard and well worth a visit.
Written 31 July 2015
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Nick N
Portsmouth, UK1,635 contributions
Feb 2015 • Couples
Nice area in the dockyard to sit down and have a rest from all that's going on in the Portsmouth Dockyard.
Written 14 March 2015
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