visit kemp town’s secret garden

We love it when we uncover somewhere that’s been right under our nose but we’ve somehow missed. This Kemp Town slice of heaven in garden form is exactly that.

Run by the Antony Dale Trust (Dale founded Brighton’s Regency Society), the beautifully planted walled garden holds temporary exhibitions – the pieces in this spring/summer’s exhibition In Nature: A Celebration in Sculpture celebrate trees and seeds with large-scale works by Kenneth Armitage (pictured below), sculptural works by Will Nash, as well as pieces by Wendy Taylor and Julian Wild.

Brighton caterers Table are also in situ to cater for foodie needs, serving up supremely tasty sweet and savoury homemade treats. Perfect for enjoying in this little oasis of calm, a welcome world away from the frenzy of nearby Eastern Road.

We’d highly recommend their indulgent sticky toffee cake and wild garlic and cheese scones (we even went back for more to take home) to savour from one of the tables dotted around the garden. Positively idyllic.

Open Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays until 27th September (exhibition ends on 5th June, 2022); 11am – 5pm
Bristol Gardens, Kemp Town, Brighton BN2 5JE
 (past Sussex Square but before Lidl if you’re coming from town, the entrance is at the corner of Bristol Place and Bristol Gardens)