The garden has many shrubs and some mature trees .We had a small ceremony to symbolise our new hopes for the garden in October 2011 when we planted a hazel tree with the little ones from the Pre-School.
At the last count we had 38 recorded tree specimens, including Sycamore, Ginkgo Biloba, Wych Elm, Bird Cherry, Common Lime, Ash, Turkey Oak, Field Maple, Yew, Silver Birch, Elder, Wild Cherry and Rowan.
The Wych Elms are particularly important on the site as they are quite old and form part of Brighton’s famous rare Elm collection.
In October last year we had a small ceremony to symbolise our new hopes for the garden and we planted a hazel tree with the little ones from the Pre-School.
In January we were delighted to host a launch by Brighton & Hove Harvest of their quirky Big Raspberry project. Over 200 fruiting canes were distributed to more than 20 visible public spaces in Brighton.
We’ve just taken delivery of some grapevine cuttings from Plumpton College to plant, and to nurture as part of their urban wine project. The Bolney Estate will be working on the creation of the wine, and it will obviously be a couple of years from now!
We are delighted that Brighton based, eco landscape designer Claire Potter is helping us with our plans to renovate the garden. The plan is to create a sustainable ‘ green lung’ for the city to compliment the forthcoming plans for the main building.
This new landscape will feature native edible hedges, vegetable, herb and flower growing, an orchard and a flexible central performance space.