The Carers Garden was established in 2008 to provide a tranquil growing space for Carers and Bereaved Carers in and around the Brighton and Hove area to come together, work in the fresh air and gain a few valuable hours respite break from their caring duties.
Located just up the road from The Royal Sussex County Hospital with fantastic views over the Sea and the South Downs the Carers Garden is a great place to come to relax and get in touch with nature.
We meet up at the plot every week (weather permitting) and engage in a variety of seasonal tasks, as well as sharing cups of tea and a good chat.
You are welcome to come and join us. Open every Thursday from 10am (with longer hours in the summer).
The kind of things we do are:
- Light Weeding and Clearing
- Planting Seeds
- Harvesting Fruit & Vegetables
- Occassional heavier work such as spreading manure and wood chip
- Tidying the Shed
- Planning future crops and changes to the site
- Drinking Tea and Eating Biscuits
- Varied discussions on all kinds of topics!
But if you would just like to come along to enjoy some tea, chat and take in the fabulous view! You really are welcome to do just that!
The Carers Garden is operated by The Carers Centre for Brighton and Hove.
If you’re interested in joining the group at any time, contact Sara in advance on (01273) 746222 or 07518 738357.
How to find The Carers Garden:
Allotment No:25, Craven Vale Allotments, Beresford Road
Go to the entrance of the Craven Vale Allotments, at the end of Beresford Road. Please let us know in advance as the main gate has to remain locked. Call Sara on 07518738357 to be let in.
Getting to The Carers Garden
You can get a number 37 bus, which runs from Brighton Station (Stop A), via North Street (Stops C) and drops you off at the general store on the corner of Donald Hall Road and Beresford Road.
Click on the map below for a larger view:
For more information about The Carers Garden or if you are interested in joining this group please contact Sara at The Carers Centre 01273 746222 or on 07518738357