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Welcome to The Porter's Garden

Recreated on the original 1754 site in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Find out about the garden, its plants, sculptures, history, and visiting.

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    About

    Read all about the garden and visiting.

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    NEW for May 2020

    Lockdown? Watch Peter's video tour of the garden.

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    Photo Gallery

    A selection of photographs taken in and around the garden.

Pouplar topics

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    Spring in the garden

    It’s a joy to see the garden wake up after Winter. The highlights are spring bulbs, tree blossom and flowering shrubs.

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    History

    Find out more about the original garden and how it  was recreated.

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    plants

    The garden features many plants common to an 18th Century garden.  Many of these are detailed here.

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    sculptures & Statues

    The gilt statue of William III might be the most noticeable but the garden has a number of statues, sculptures and specially comissioned pieces.