Gardens & wildlife

Race Hill Community Orchard

Tree-planting at Racehill Community Orchard

Racehill Community Orchard is a new orchard nestled into the top of Racehill in East Brighton which is open for everyone to enjoy.

The orchard is run by a community group of volunteers and this spring we need to plant over 60 fruit trees and 1000 native hedgerow species. We need lots of volunteer help! Anyone can turn up and help out with tree-planting on the day. You just need to ring Neil to let him know you are coming on 07974 844907.

Dates and Times

  • 1st Saturday of the month 11 – 3pm
  • Sat 1st Feb / Sat 1st March
  • 3rd Sunday of the month 11 – 3pm
  • Sun 19th Jan / Sun 16th Feb / Sun 16th March
  • 3rd Tuesday of the month 10 – 2pm
  • Tues 21st Jan / Tues 18th Feb / Tues 18th Mar

We can also organise group tree-planting activities, if you work with an organisation, school or community group who would like to have a fun day out in a very beautiful location to help with a community project then please ring Helen on 01273 431718 or email helen@bhfood.org.uk

How do I get there?

The site is in East Brighton in Whitehawk and is accessible from both Swanborough Drive and Wilson Avenue via a little path which runs next to Racehill Allotments. Parking is more convenient on the Wilson Avenue entrance.

The 1, 1A or 21 bus has its last stop at Swanborough Drive. Bus route 2/2A/22 stops at Wilson Avenue.

What do I need to bring?

  • Bring sturdy footwear, tough clothes, warm things and waterproofs depending on the weather.
  • Bring refreshments and lunch (if you need it).
  • Please note that all children under the age of 18 and vulnerable adults must be accompanied by a parent/guardian/carer who is responsible for their supervision, discipline, plus any medication needed.
This page was last updated by Ted on 08-Jan-2014
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