I recently got to visit the beautiful new community garden tucked away behind some old gates, in the heart of Portsea. The old outside space of Treadgolds has been taken over by Portsmouth Food Cycle and they have worked hard to make the space open for community use as well as a garden for them to grow herbs, fruits and vegetables to use when making meals for local people.
The Treadgolds family bought the beautiful old buildings back in the very early 1800s and it stayed in business as a metal merchants until 1988. The building is like a time capsule of Portsmouth’s small industries from the past and for a while Treadgolds was a museum open to the public. Fingers crossed ongoing plans to return it to public use come to fruition (no pun intended). Claire Sambrook explored inside Treadgolds a while back, you can see Claire’s awesome photos HERE.
These photos are from the middle of summer, when the garden was bathed in sun and the plants beginning to mature. If you want to find out more about the garden and Portsmouth Food Cycle please contact [email protected] or call the John Pounds Centre on 02392 892 022.