DECEMBER 13th 2016 3.30pm-5pm – Xmas tea, conservatory, Shaftesbury LaneXmas get-together for active gardeners: mulled wine, mince pies and lots of chat

DECEMBER 12th 2016 10am-3pm – Carpentry workshop, meet conservatory, Shaftesbury Lane.

SEPTEMBER 11th 2016 11am-1pm – Guided walk ‘Railway and Greenway’ From Brighton Station to London Road Station (no more than a mile) to celebrate Heritage Open Door, along Brighton Greenway. The walk will focus on the history of the railway and the Brighton Locomotive Works which so dominated what is now the New England Quarter and explains the Victorian development of this area of Brighton. Book here.

JANUARY 13th 2015 3.30pm – LRSP Get-together and AGM, Conservatory, Shaftesbury Lane (parallel with railway line, southside).

JANUARY 13th 2015, 7.30pm Greenway Action Group, Clarendon Centre, CCK, BN1 4GQ. Bring your ideas about the Greenway and get involved with trying to make this historic pathway a pleasant and safe area to be in.

AUGUST 22nd 2014, 3.00pm – Station tea party with our group of young volunteers – all welcome

A group of young volunteers will be giving our station underpass a make-over during the week of 18 – 22 August. They’ll be organising a tea party at the station for the neighbourhood – cakes, tea, coffee, soft drinks – to celebrate the end of their volunteering week and to unveil their creative work in and around the station. All neighbours welcome, but please let us know you’re coming:

JUNE 7th 2014 – Celebrating Brighton to Seaford 150th Anniversary

If it rains, we’ll be on the covered terraces of our lovely station building.

10.30   Birthday cake and coffee/tea in Shaftesbury Place

Blow out candles with our MP. Sample our wonderful cakes made with fruit and veg. Singing from The Dawn Chorus. Visit historical exhibition and station gardens, and pop over to Florence Rd Market to get local produce for your picnic.

12.00 to 4.00 Picnic in Shaftesbury Place  Bring lunch to share – and chairs if you can.

Brighton & Hove Model Railway Club will be exhibiting and there will be music throughout the afternoon from local groups.

12.00   ‘Pick and Cook’ cookery demonstration

Brighton and Hove Food Partnership cookery team will be showcasing the delicious produce from the station garden in a variety of tasty snacks.  Come try sorrel omelette, mint pesto or elderflower pancakes  – there’ll be something to tempt everyone.

1-1.30   Vintage locomotive ‘Oliver Cromwell’

Will be passing through the station on its way to and from Brighton

Guided walk

Maire McQueeney’s 1 hour guided walk from Brighton station back to London Rd Station, focusing on our railway heritage – starts at Brighton Station around 1.50, take the 1.42 train from London Road and walk back.

Plant Fair at the nearby Garden House at 5 Warleigh Road.

A great day even if it rains!



SEPTEMBER 21st 2013 Big Dig Saturday 12 – 5pm

We’ll be open for volunteers and visitors. We’ll be celebrating our fruit trees – perhaps tasting the first fruit since they were planted in March 2012, and certainly discussing apple-based recipes. We’ll also be looking at herb growing: doing maintenance on our public herb planters and propagating what we can. There will be herb posies (or bouquets garnis for the culinary inclined) to take away. Do come along and join us.

JUNE 29th 2013 Open Garden for Sussex Beacon

We had around 45 visitors on a beautiful Saturday in June. Lots of families – and our mini watering can came into its own. We discussed all kinds of horticultural queries, reviewed types of beans and how to get free scaffolding planks, and had our mini-orchard with its ornamental garland of sweet peas much admired. Part of a really successful fund-raising event for The Sussex Beacon.

APRIL 14th 2013 Seed Sowing Sunday

2013-04-14-627 2013-04-14-631Over 30 people came along to our Seed Sowing Sunday. It was warm, it didn’t rain. It was great to see lots of kids eager to plant seeds.

We planted: lettuces and salad leaves of various kinds, pak choi, mustard, sage, coriander, raddishes. People took 7cm pots of planted seeds away, and helped us plant up trays.

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