Kemp Town Enclosures

Kemp Town Enclosures is a communal garden, owned collectively by the freeholders of the 105 houses that make up the Kemp Town Estate. Developed in the 1820’s by Thomas Kemp, the Estate consists of Sussex Square, Lewes Crescent, Chichester Terrace and Arundel Terrace.

The gardens were landscaped in 1828 by local horticulturist Henry Phillips at around the time that the Kemp Town Estate was being constructed, with the tunnel to the esplanade being added in about 1830. William IV and Queen Adelaide, and later Victoria and Albert, enjoyed walking in the gardens on their visits to Brighton.  They were set aside for the exclusive pleasure of Edward VII in 1908 when he was staying with his daughter at 1 Lewes Crescent.

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AGM
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Annual General Meeting

The Covid emergency meant that the AGM we would have held normally in January/February 2021 had to be postponed. As the pandemic restrictions continued, it …

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New Board Members
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New Board Members

Our Chair of ten years, Mark Harper has had to stand down through pressure of work and family commitments, and at the same time our …

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David & Nina Morris
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David Morris 1925-2021

It is with great regret that we record the death of David Morris, who made such a big contribution to the gardens. David was instrumental …

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Restoration and rebuilding “The Secret Garden” Flint Wall
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Restoration & Rebuilding of “The Secret Garden” Flint Wall

2023 will mark the Kemp Town Garden’s 200 year anniversary, in preparation for our bicentennial and as part of the celebrations, we are restoring and …

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Commercial use of the gardens Not Permitted
Rules & Regulations

COMMERCIAL USE OF THE GARDENS NOT PERMITTED

Please note that the use of the gardens for commercial purposes is not permitted. Residents may use a personal trainer, one to one, in the …

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Kemp Town Enclosures New Rules for Non-Residents
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New Rules Concerning Access To The Gardens By Non-Residents

Keyholders Must Accompany Their Guests In The Gardens At the KTE AGM in January 2020 new rules were agreed to deal with complaints from residents …

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