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See events programme PDF
See also Harvest Brighton & Hove website

Gardens nearest to Round Hill lrsp

Saturday 21st September 12.30pm – 4pm
London Road Station Partnership Garden



Monday 16th – Sunday 29th September
Harvest Pop Up Garden


South lawn by St Peters Church, Valley
Gardens, Old Steine, Brighton, BN1 4GU

This ‘borrowed garden’ will be made up of
edible plants borrowed from community
gardens and projects across the city. Take a
seat and enjoy, as this urban oasis is only
temporary. The garden is part of wider project
which will test what people want to see in this
space over the longer-term, including art and
sound installations and a pop-up cafe.
Buses to Old Steine, the Level, London Road


Wednesday 18th September 10am – 1pm
Harvest Demonstration Garden


Preston Park, Brighton BN1 6HN

Situated just behind the Rotunda Cafe this flourishing garden is packed with colour, textures, scent and taste. It’s a great resource
to discover the possibilities of growing your own vegetables and fruits and make your space a welcoming place for both people and wildlife. Come and join in or have a look round, enjoy the space, get lost in a sea of wildflowers and pick up some tips. Buses 5, 5A, 17, 40, 40X and 273. Train to Preston Park.

Thursday 19th September 10.30am – 1pm
St Nicholas Green Spaces Association


Dyke Road, BN1 3JN

Voluntary group protecting and enhancing the open spaces around St. Nicholas Church as a place of recreation and enjoyment for all sections of the local community. Join volunteers
in a regular workday and plant some trees. Coffee and cake! Buses to Churchill Square / Dyke Road

Thursday 19th September 2pm – 7pm
Hanover VEG – Hanover Community Centre


33 Southover Street, Brighton BN2 9UD

Community education garden promoting sustainability, growing and sharing. A great example of what can be achieved in a small
urban garden including raised beds, edible walls and community composting. Take part in this regular volunteer workday and join in the joy of vegetable harvesting. Regular buses to the Level or 81 / 81A to Queens Park Road

Thursday 19th September 2.30pm – 5.30pm – Open Day
Friday 20th September 3.30pm – 5.30pm – Volunteer Work Day
One Brighton Community Garden


Brighton Junction, Isetta Square, 35 New England St, Brighton, BN1 4GQ

A stone’s throw from Brighton station, this new addition to September’s Big Dig showcases raised beds, herb gardens and a mobile orchard! Take a garden tour, propagate mint from the tea bed and make herbal infusions. All gardeners and beginners welcome. Buses to London Road. Train to Brighton station.


Saturday 21st September 12pm – 4pm
Phoenix Community Centre Garden


2 Phoenix Place Brighton, BN2 9ND

Located around the corner from the Phoenix Arts Centre, this hidden gem has been created by local residents who have turned a small
alley into an oasis for fruit and vegetables. Get involved in preparing the soil for winter cultivation and next year’s growing season.
Sample tasty food and teas from grown produce and herbs. Buses to Old Steine / The Level / London Road

Saturday 21st September 12.30pm – 4pm
London Road Station Partnership Garden


Shaftesbury Place, Brighton BN1 4QS

A disused area of station ground transformed into a beautiful ornamental site and a lush, productive, organic food garden open for volunteers and visitors. Activities will involve
harvesting raspberries, propagating herbs, admiring and tasting the first apples from the orchard, late sowing and regular garden
maintenance. Regular buses to London Road. Trains to London Road station.

Saturday 21st September 12pm – 2pm
Dyke Road Community Vegetable Garden


Dyke Road Park, Dyke Road, Brighton BN3 6EH

Monthly Munch – “Harvest Shenanigans”.
Community picnic in the vegetable garden behind the tennis courts at the north end of the park. Join in a celebration of the wonderful homegrown food available in the community. Bring food and anything home-grown to share with neighbours. This month’s theme is ‘Make your own dressing’. Bus numbers 14, 14C, 27 and 77 buses go past the park





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