The Rock Gardens in Southsea are listed. The gardens were built in the early 1920's during the depression following WW1. During the Second World War the entire coastline, including the Rock Gardens, was defended with a barrier of large concrete blocks (one can be seen today at the D-Day Memorial Garden near South Parade Pier). Together with coils of barbed wire, these blocks were intended to prevent tanks or personnel landing on the beach. After the war, the Rock Gardens was the first area in Southsea to be renovated because they were completely overgrown. Nowadays the beautiful gardens are maintained by Friends of the Rock Gardens, a volunteer group, who in 2013 won the prestigious national Green Flag Award.
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