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Kemp Town Enclosures: South Garden Open Garden 25th May 12pm-5pm

Kemp Town Enclosures: South Garden on Lewes Crescent, Brighton, is opening up its garden to the public on 25th May 12pm-5pm. Designed by Henry Phillips in 1820s, the garden was a central feature of the Regency development of the Kemp Town Estate.

Queen Victoria and Edward VII walked in these gardens. Lewis Carroll visited many times and the garden tunnel is said to have inspired the rabbit hole in 'Alice in Wonderland'.

Features a unique historic Grade II listed Regency private town garden in a spectacular seaside location.

Enduring strong salty winds and thin chalk soil, the garden balances naturalistic planting and a more ordered look, relaxed not manicured.

With several distinctive areas, this wonderful 5 acre garden combines open lawns, winding paths, trees, herbaceous and shrub borders and a shaded woodland garden.

There is a ramped gate entry and gravel winding paths give access to most of the garden. Relatively steep slopes on main lawn and in the garden tunnel.

For this open day you need to pre-book your ticket in advance. More info below.


Tours every 30 mins from 12pm to 3.30pm (2 groups of 15 per tour) inc. No refreshments, good coffee shops nearby.


Adult: £7.50

Child: Free

Find Us:

Kemp Town Enclosures: South Garden

Lewes Crescent


East Sussex


On S coast, 1m E of Brighton Palace Pier, ½m W of Brighton Marina.

2m from Brighton Stn. Bus No. 7, stop St Mary's Hall. M23/A23 to Brighton Palace Pier; L on A259. 5m S A27 on B2123, R on A259.

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