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raised of £2,500 target by 24 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,500 to replenish the Rose Garden in Preston Park, Brighton with new roses.

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When in full bloom, the scent and colour of the roses is magical."

Following the launch of the Rose Garden Appeal in February David Austin, the famous UK rose grower, has kindly agreed to match fund any money raised. Therefore we are aiming to reach a goal of £2,500 so that we can order roses this summer to plant in early 2024. We are counting on your generosity in order to restore and maintain the much loved integrity of the Rose Garden.

The Rose Garden was designed in the 19th century. It was restored and replanted in 2001 with a Heritage Lottery Fund grant and the current planting incorporates four thousand shrub-rose bushes selected for their smell and attractive bloom. With as many as one hundred different species it is a showcase for the famous rose breeder David Austin, who has supplied the park with roses for a number of years. When in full bloom, the scent and colour of the roses is magical, and visitors come from afar to see the city’s largest rose garden. However, over the years we have lost some of the plants and many are now aged and in need of replacement. It has been assessed that we need to replace 500 bushes as well as applying new fertiliser. The cost of the entire project is approximately £5,000. Therefore, Friends of Preston Park is launching an appeal to raise the necessary funds so that we can initiate the process of plant replacement and complete the garden overall. If you would like to contribute please do so. Your contribution will be much appreciated.

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Friends of Preston Park (FoPP)

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  • Friends of Preston Park (FoPP)10 months ago
    Friends of Preston Park (FoPP)

    Friends of Preston Park (FoPP)

    10 months ago

    Good news to all our donors. It looks like work on the new fence should start soon. We have also had Richard Stubbs from Austin Roses along to help assess what roses we need to buy and to choose some new varieties for the empty beds. We just need a few more volunteers for weeding and a bit more rain and all will be well! Please continue to give generously. The Rose Garden is in good hands! Thank you.

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  • Friends of Preston Park (FoPP)1 year ago
    Friends of Preston Park (FoPP)

    Friends of Preston Park (FoPP)

    1 year ago

    A survey of the Rose Garden reveals that we currently house 6 of the 10 David Austin shrub roses with royal connections. The white William & Catherine, the pink Princess Anne, the tea fragrance Princess Alexandra of Kent, the old rose fragrance Queen of Denmark, the light pink Queen of Sweden and the rich pink England’s Rose. It has been suggested we add Elizabeth, to honour Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. It is a pale pink-apricot rose which pales into white and has a sweet fragrance, which will bring pleasure to all our visitors.

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    1 year ago
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  • Anonymous


    Jun 11, 2023

    In return for all the enjoyment I get every time I walk past. With thanks.


  • Sarah E

    Sarah E

    Jun 10, 2023


  • David Kearsley

    David Kearsley

    Jun 9, 2023

    A worthy cause.


  • Jane Carver

    Jane Carver

    May 18, 2023


  • Petra @Brighton Sound

    Petra @Brighton Sound

    May 16, 2023

    We love the rose garden so much. Nothing is a higher vibration than the sent of an uncurling rose 🌹

  • Debbie Pryer

    Debbie Pryer

    May 15, 2023

    So beautiful! Many thanks to all those who work so hard to maintain the garden.


  • Carol Cole

    Carol Cole

    Apr 25, 2023

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Friends of Preston Park (FoPP)

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The purpose of Friends of Preston Park is to promote the improvement of the park for the people who use it by encouraging park users to value it through participation in park-related activities and events for the betterment of the area.

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