This Portsmouth garden helped restore my work-life balance

What is community? I returned to Portsmouth from London seeking a better work-life balance. Everyone knows it's difficult to relocate and volunteering is an easy way to make new contacts, but where? There are so many worthy places.

Wednesday, 17th October 2018, 4:28 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th October 2018, 5:35 pm
A world of 'intelligent, funny, talented, creative, quirky people'.

Southsea Greenhouse, as it was then, was recommended and I was thrown into a world of intelligent, funny, talented, creative, quirky people with community at the heart of what they do.

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I was there through the early years, joining others at the little hut on the seafront, selling veg and home-made produce to unsuspecting passers-by. Happy, carefree days. We graduated to a strip of land and made it our own.

Years go by, faces change but the ethos remains the same with kindness and inclusivity remaining the abiding principles.More than just a garden, it is a place to share skills, values, information, resources, friendship and fun.

So, I can answer the question posed at the beginning: for me it is a place of welcome and we'd love to welcome you too.