Kemp Town

Photo:Looking up Bennett Road

Looking up Bennett Road

Photo courtesy of Kemp Town gardening club

Gardening Club and Community Group

By Robert Keelan

The Kemp Town gardening club and community groups consists of 151 homes over the three roads of Bennett Road, Princes Terrace and Bristol Street.

These three roads make up Kemp Town's garden quarter and residents here take a great deal of pride in their front gardens having received first prize in Brighton in bloom a few years ago and a number of accolades since. Residents fundraise to have hanging baskets on the lamposts each year which greatly enhances the area and provides a talking to point to those who live in the area.

The area has a strong community feel and residents meet for tea and cake or a glass or three of wine every couple of months. Most recently, the group met to form a committee of residents who can help out those who are struggling to look after their own gardens.

This page was added on 05/12/2007.
Comments about this page

How very pleasing to see the photo of the front gardens in Bennett Road. I lived at number 35 Bennett Road from 1945 until about 1965, and my mum lived at the address until her death in 1985. Our gardens back and front was always full of flowers as were most of the gardens in Bennett Road when I was a kid. The gardens in Princes Terrace were very large with apple trees and one had a big Fir tree as I remember. There was an orchard behind I think number 9 Bennett Road. Glad to see Bennett Road still thriving with beauty, I loved the place in the 40s and the 50s.

By Mick Peirson (07/12/2007)

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