Southsea Rock Gardens, Portsmouth

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  • Love these gardens and visit many times. The staff keep the gardens well looked after. Despite the terrible storms that ravaged the place a couple of times last winter they have done everything they c...  more »
  • I am sure this was an attractive location but the winter storms have damaged the plant life. It now looks neglected, whether this is due to the natural recovery time needed or lack of funds I'm not su...  more »
  • The Rock Garden may no longer be the attraction it was in it's heyday when the fountain and water feature was in full flow and an aviary was in place, but it is still a great place to relax on a sunny...  more »
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  • Southsea Rock Garden is a beautiful park by the seafront. The array of plants is fantastic and the garden is maintained well. There are many benches if you want to have a sit down and admire the beautiful scenery around you. There is a waterfall and a mini pond there, which is relaxing and tranquil, however the waterfall isn't running every single day, meaning it must be pumped instead of being natural. It is a lovely place to take photos and if you are going to Southsea Seafront, I recommend coming here as well!
  • Absolutely delightful. A real find. So easy to miss. Well laid out. Lots of good seating. Water feature. An oasis.
  • Just take five mins to walk around this garden. Yep no apps required no wifi. It's a garden. sit by the water fall and just listen. . . . Nice
  • Good place to wander about or just sit. It is in a dip so out of the wind. Thete are pools with fish in.
  • Beautiful spot to stop and enjoy on the walk down the promenade.

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