Governor's Community Garden, Isle of Portland

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Opposite a former prison-turned-museum lies Governor's Community Garden, originally designed in the French palace style. Opened in 1851, the garden fell into disrepair in the 20th century; renovations initiated in 2010 brought it back to life. Today the grounds include a play area and historical Victorian ventilator shaft. Around the pond are plants raised from seed by locals, while the wildflower meadow is home to colonies of bees. For Governor's Community Garden and beyond, use our Isle of Portland trip itinerary builder website to get the most from your Isle of Portland vacation.
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  • Throughly enjoyed a day out in beautiful Portland, so much to see & do! A very interesting island with lots of History.  more »
  • 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 la...  more »
  • 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.  more »
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