Stanmer Park, on the east edge of Brighton is a three hundred acre historic park designed by Humphry Repton in the C18th. Brighton and Hove City Council, with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund commissioned LUC to prepare plans for refurbishing the overall park, tired infrastructure and new parking arrangements.
The Walled Garden is being taken on and managed by nearby Plumpton College to train Horticultural students and provide a new free visitor attraction for the public, including traditional fruit and vegetable growing, themed gardens, a farm shop, plant sales and a new cafe/restaurant supplied from the garden and Plumpton’s farm and vineyard. Until recently the walled garden was used by BHCC to raise plants for the city and was filled with glasshouses and poly-tunnels – which will be mostly removed. It is being re-instated as a garden designed by Dominic with part productive, traditional fruit and vegetable crops, and the remainder as themed gardens to showcase a wide range of plants that can be grown in, often, difficult urban conditions. There will also be gardens showing how it is possible to grow fruit and vegetables in small gardens and show how plants underpin treatments for most illnesses and health conditions.