Peace Gardens, Patcham

Purchased from the Abergavenny estate in June 1928

Reproduced with permission from the Encyclopaedia of Brighton by Tim Carder, 1990

Please note that this text is an extract from a reference work written in 1990.  As a result, some of the content may not reflect recent research, changes and events.

g) PEACE GARDENS: Patcham Peace Gardens cover 3.12 acres of land which were purchased from the Abergavenny estate in June 1928, chiefly through the efforts of Herbert Carden ; it had been planned to build a petrol station on the site. The northern half of the gardens is a simple grassed area, but the southern half was laid out as an attractive sunken rose garden and includes a Tuscan pergola and a small Doric temple, both purchased from the 1924 Wembley Exhibition; the temple is decorated with fruit motifs and figureheads. Some statues from the Aquarium were re-sited here in 1929, but were later removed. By the roadway at the southern end is an 1897 drinking fountain which originally stood in the London Road at Home Farm, Withdean , until the road was widened. {26a,126}

Any numerical cross-references in the text above refer to resources in the Sources and Bibliography section of the Encyclopaedia of Brighton by Tim Carder.

This page was added on 30/09/2007.
Comments about this page

I've grown up in this place with my friends. And I can say the council have gutted and destroyed the place in the last 10 years. I have no doubt it will end up just grass and by the time I die it'll be a block of flats. Also it took them seven months after I notified them three times to fix a bench.

By Jason (22/10/2013)

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