Community Garden At Risk

The Lewes Road Community Garden in Brighton, featured in my previous blog, is at risk of total closure. This week, a private security firm locked the gates and declared the site closed to the public. The land is privately owned, but has been unused for over four years, and the Community Garden project has transformed the empty lot into a green space for local residents.

If you feel the garden should remain open, please sign the petition, or send a message of support to

Lewes Road Community Garden - Smiling
Relaxing in the Garden last Sunday. Photo © Josh Jones


Brighton citizens turn guerilla gardeners

May 2009: Residents in the Lewes Road area of Brighton have reclaimed a derelict plot and are turning it into a community garden. The project is entirely run by volunteers and supported by donations of soil, plants, and turfing. The plot, formerly a petrol station, is privately owned but has been derelict for over four years.

Digging. Photo © Josh Jones

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