Locals unlatch their Gates for Martlets Open Garden Weekend 6-7 July

We are encouraging visitors to enjoy a unique day out visiting beautiful private gardens around Brighton and Hove raising money for hospice care on the weekend of Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July.

Visitors will be able to speak to the garden owners and enjoy refreshments, there will also be live music, raffles and plant sales at selected gardens.  Gardens open over the weekend are:

Saturday 6th July

Albion Community Garden, Albion Street, Brighton BN2 9PP

A city centre garden owned and run by local residents that has become a source of green fingered pride in the neighbourhood

118 Springfield Road, Brighton BN1 6BZ

A quiet and secluded mature garden with fragrant climbers and exotic perennials.

30A Church Close, Burgess Hill RH15 8EZ

Inspired by Zen peace gardens, a quiet haven with a Summer House under a mature Scots pine.

Hop 50+ Garden, St Johns Road, Palmeria Square BN3 2FL

Within the gardens of St John’s Church a calm oasis in the centre of busy Hove.

Martlets Hospice, Wayfield Avenue Hove BN3 7LW

Lovingly tended gardens at Martlets hospice that provide a peaceful and sensory haven for patients and loved ones.

Sunday 7th July

Challoners, Falmer Road, Rottingdean BN2 7DY

Enjoy the stately gardens at the oldest house in Rottingdean that include a 90 year old fig tree and a mulberry tree planted during the reign of James 1

91 The Ridgeway, Woodingdean BN2 6BP

A plant lovers paradise packed with rare and beautiful plants including a climber covered pergola and woodland walk and the best cream teas in town!

6 Northfield Way, Hollingbury, BN1 8EH

A wildlife garden in a charming hilltop space with wildlife pond and bee-friendly planting.

Imelda Glackin, Martlets CEO commented:

“This special weekend gives us the opportunity to celebrate the green spaces in our neighbourhoods and the creative passion of local gardeners.  Come along and connect with friends and family and meet new neighbours in your area and help support much needed hospice care.  Thank you to our garden owners and volunteers for their hard work and we hope you enjoy visiting their delightful gardens.”