In 1998 a group of Woolston residents gave a presentation to the local Community Action Forum about the history and heritage of Woolston. The group posed the question - "As we approach the millennium, is there a way of celebrating the past by creating something for the future?"

The response was overwhelming - reclaim the waste ground on the corner of Portsmouth Road and Bridge Road and improve the environment by creating a community garden. A special place designed by local people for the enjoyment of everyone, and which celebrates Woolston’s rich aviation and maritime heritage.

To follow the sequence of events from inception to completion, click on the "Timeline" page of this website.

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The original site, viewed from Lloyd's bank
The original site, viewed from the car park