Southsea Green

Community Garden | Canoe Lake

Southsea Green

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Grow, Plant, Share and Eat Locally

We’re a beloved green-space where we grow local food and flowers. A community garden, transformed from long forgotten wasteland. Portsmouth City council support our social venture in their commitment to local communities.

We want to get more people growing, buying local food and crafts and to share tools, campaigns and resources with others who care about the city we live in. To help make Pompey proud of it's green-spaces.

Our philosophy is to ‘grow your own’, sharing seeds, compost; plants; trees; green space and resources. With the Food Partnership, and green groups, we campaign for sustainability; recycling and reducing waste. And for a happier, healthier environment.

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Testimonials

We really appreciate feedback, it helps to promote our campaign in Keeping Pompey Green. Please if you have a couple of minutes, review us on Google or Facebook :)

Julia Houghton

★★★★★

'A lovely little haven, entrance is by canoe lake. Pop in for a wander, maybe have a chat or just sit and ponder. Kids love it! Join in/volunteer if you want, it's a great way to meet people and learn.'

Vik Burnand

★★★★★

'Gorgeous community garden tucked away in a sweet little spot by Canoe Lake (next to Greens Cafe and the museum garden, behind a colourful gate). A place to enjoy being outside, finding out what's growing, learning about gardening and other bits, and meeting new faces. If the gate is open, pop in and explore.'

Zara Baines

★★★★★

'Lovely little community garden. Everyone is welcome, with the potential to grow from your own plot. Info on gardening and growing is also available. There are also childrens workshops during the holidays.'

Lisa Spooner

★★★★★

'This is such a tranquil place for everybody. You can help out around the garden, have a chat or just sit and enjoy the garden and wilife oh and watch the fish darting around.'

Susana Stokes

★★★★★

'This secret garden beside Canoe Lake is for everyone to share, and there is always always always something to do there and wildlife to meet, and friendly faces to welcome you inside'