SOUTHSEA ROSE GARDEN

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SOUTHSEA ROSE GARDEN

Southsea Rose Garden is a fragrant and colourful rose garden residing inside what was one "Lump's Fort", a fortification dating back to the 19th century, at least. Situated close to the Canoe Lake and esplanade in Portsmouth’s Victorian seaside suburb of Southsea, the Rose Garden is a walled oasis of tranquillity with formal paved walkways, pergolas offering shade round the edges and seating areas in old gun emplacements.  As you would expect, it holds more rose bushes than you can shake a stick at, with in excess of 40 varieties.  When in bloom, it is stunning.

In 1942, the 'boom patrol', aka 'the Cockleshell Heroes' trained here. There is a memorial plaque to them at the entrance to the garden.

Region/Nation
Location/Address
The Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth
County
Hampshire
Post Code
PO4
Main Historic Period
Modern
Link to featured article
Tip/Nearby
Close to the Canoe Lake and Southsea Model Village
Primary Management
Local Authority

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