Address

Moulsecoomb Forest Garden and Wildlife Project,
Queensdown School Road,
Brighton,
East Sussex,
BN1 3XG.
07988 837951
http://www.seedybusiness.org/

Ages

All

Cost

Free!

Facilities:

This is open Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays from about 12 til dusk. They have open days during the summer. There is a pond full of newts and a bonfire in a pit, a little house made of wattle and daub, a tree house and a willow tunnel for children to play in. Kids can help with the gardening, weeding etc, or just play. It is a real little paradise.

How to get there:

Bus: Numbers 25, 25A, 10, 24, 28 and 49. Get off at Brighton University (Cockcroft site) and walk along Lewes Road for a couple of minutes. Then turn left up Queensdown School Road. Follow road up and round, go under the railway bridge, then take first left. We are just past the electricity buildings.
Train: Moulsecoomb station is on the Brighton-Lewes line and is just two stops from Brighton station with trains running every 15 minutes. Come out of gate as you get out of the train and we are directly in front of you.
Car/bike: Go along the Lewes Road (there is a cycle track from Saunders Park) until you get to Brighton University. Turn left into Queensdown School Road. Follow road up and round, go under the railway bridge, then take first left. We are just past the electricity buildings.

Extra Info:

Warren Carter established and co-ordinates the Moulsecoomb Forest Garden and Wildlife Project. He says "I moved to Brighton about eleven years ago. I was a self-employed gardener in my home town of Slough. When I come to the town I wanted to carry on growing food. I got a list of different allotment sites from the Council and just cycled around. I stuck my head over the fence at this one, and it was half-derelict, but I just thought it was perfect. There was something nice and secretive about it. So, we took one plot on, and it was basically a group of friends that were involved in the court house squat against the Criminal Justice Bill, so it was around '94. I met people that were interested in gardening. We took on another plot, and another one, and eventually over time we had an open day. Sixty local residents come and had a nose around. We gave the project a name and we started doing our regular work days. Now we do three regular work days a week."

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Beside the Birdbath 2015

Come to our All-day Fund Raising Garden Party for Fun in Action on Sat 27th June - 12pm to 10pm. There's going to be a great line up of musicians to entertain you, including nine live acts, DJ’s between sets, two barbeques with veggie and non veggie food options, craft and plant stalls, beer, games for the kids, a raffle, lucky dip and two five foot ‘body puppets’ dancing around to keep things jolly! Loads of activities for children including a lucky dip, stalls and games.

Entry to the event is free but guests will be asked for voluntary contributions to a ‘hat’ that will go round during the day. In case of wet weather the event will still go ahead under cover.

 beside the birdbath 2015

Beside the Birdbath is an annual event organised by Paul Stapleton and a group of other local musicians and their friends and families. A previous charity that they supported was ‘Stay Out Late’ (Gig Buddies), but they regularly raise money for various local charities, in particular the Brighton Food Bank.

How to get there: Greenfield Crescent is on the 5B bus route towards Hollingbury and there are regular buses. If you need directions or have any questions, please get in touch.