Sprinklers in the garden

The effect of the current sustained drought on the gardens is unhappily all too obvious – yellow lawns and withered shrubs and flora struggling to survive.  Some residents have expressed concern at the use of sprinklers at a time when parts of the country are already facing hosepipe bans. The …

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A letter to dog owners

Re: Kemp Town Enclosures – Dog Policy. I am writing to you as a registered dog owner to ask your help.  People who register their dogs are mostly conscientious about complying with the dog registration conditions, by cleaning up after their dogs and by keeping their dogs on leads, and …

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Andrew & Max’s Tea Garden

  Several years ago, Maxwell Clarke and his partner Andrew Doig created a wonderful courtyard garden on land behind 22 Lewes Crescent. Most years they open it to the public as a tea garden to raise funds for charity.  It was open last weekend during the Spring Bank Holiday. For …

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Dog owners please…

  Patrick, our new Assistant Gardener, told me this morning that he is encountering more and more small packages containing dog shit. Please forgive the language; I can see no point in being coy about irresponsible dog owners who go to the trouble of cleaning up after their animals and …

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April 2018

The tulips are wonderful this year. Pictures by Janine Nahapiet  

The Beast From The East

Jeremy fears that the magnificent echium fastuosum in Polly Binder might have succumbed to the Siberian winds that arrived in the form of the Beast From The East in March. At the moment it looks like it has been decorated with wet mops.  He bought the original plant at a small …

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Unexpected visitor

Unexpected Visitor

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When Andy arrived for work today, he found an unexpected visitor in the stockade, comfortably ensconced on Jeremy’s chair![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Kemp Town Enclosures - Photographs from 2015

Private parties

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The gardens can be hired for private parties of up to 50 people. There is a £100 levy for an open-air party with a gazebo and a £200 charge for a party with a hired marquee and portaloo.  The maximum time limit is 5 hours, finishing no later than 10 …

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The Voles of Kemp Town Enclosures

The Voles of KTE

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Jeremy would greatly welcome any new volunteers to help out in the gardens. There is no need for a commitment and no need for any expert knowledge. The “Voles” (volunteer gardeners) are pictured here enjoying their coffee break with Jeremy yesterday.  Jeremy sends a circular e-mail to all the “Voles” …

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Dog Waste Bins

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Three dog waste bins have now been installed in the Southern Gardens and will be emptied regularly. One is by the tunnel and the other two are by the double gates on the east and west side. All the gardeners and the voles would be delighted if dog owners would …

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