Falkland Gardens, Gosport :: Shared Description

The Falkland Gardens are situated at the eastern end of Gosport High Street with views over Portsmouth Harbour and is a gateway entrance to Gosport as the home of the Gosport Ferry.

The Gardens and The Esplanade were originally built using funds supplied from Central Government in 1922 for the purpose of public works to get labourers out of unemployment. The location was originally a cobbled hard and the land had to be reclaimed to raise it above the tidal levels in Portsmouth Harbour.

The Gardens continued pretty much unchanged even when their name changed in 1984 to 'Falkland Gardens' to mark the role of Gosport in the Falklands Campaign, officially being renamed by the then Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher.

In May 2000, a three million pound redesign of the entire Esplanade area was completed, this included the new 'Time Space' feature along with the new promenade and a new look for the Gardens. This redesign has won a number of Landscape Awards.
by Paul Gillett
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SZ6299 : Flowers in Falkland Gardens by Paul Gillett
SZ6299 : Flowers in Falkland Gardens by Paul Gillett
SZ6299 : Falkland Gardens, Gosport by Paul Gillett
SZ6299 : Fountain in Falkland gardens by Paul Gillett


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Created: Sun, 26 May 2013, Updated: Sun, 4 May 2014

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