Events and News

Sign up for guided Elm walk

Queen’s Park boasts one of the city’s best collections of elms according to Peter Bourne, Brighton and Hove’s self-styled Unofficial Elm Curator.

Peter has agreed to conduct a guided tour of Queen’s Park’s elm collection on Saturday, 23rd July.

Anyone interested in coming on the tour should email: chair@fqpbrighton.net. People are asked to meet outside the Queen’s Park Tennis Club at 11 am. The guided tour is scheduled to last for an hour and a half.

News

A new date for Bark in the Park 2022 announced

July 18th, 2022

The predicted extreme heat forecasts for the original date for Bark in the Park forced us to take the unprecedented decision to postpone the popular event for the wellbeing of the dogs.

Working with Coastways Vets, our headline sponsor, we have rescheduled Bark to take place on Sunday, 11th September. Registration will start at 11 am with the event closing with the final class, Best in Show, taking place at 3.30 pm.

What you said about an outdoor gym in Queen’s Park

July 18th, 2022

Thank you for responding to our community survey asking whether you would like to see an outside gym. An overwhelming 82.95% of respondents told us that they would like to see one installed. The most favoured location was the East Drive end of the old bowling green, which had the support of 52.3% responding to the survey.

What you told us has been included in a bid for backing from the Veolia Environmental Trust, which will be considered in their next funding round in September.

Guided tour of Queen’s Park’s Elm collection

June 16th, 2022

Peter Bourne modestly describes himself on his LinkedIn profile as an “Unqualified Elm Researcher with 30 years experience.” In fact, he is one of the country’s acknowledged experts in the genus and is highly regarded by Brighton & Hove City Council, which lists him as the city’s Volunteer Curator for the National Elm Collection.

Peter will be leading a guided tour of the Queen’s Park elm collection on Saturday, 23rd July from 11 am till 12.30 pm. Anyone interested in joining the tour should meet at the Queen’s Park Tennis Club. As numbers may have to be limited please email to let us know you wish to take part in the guided tour.

Have your say – should there be an outside gym in the Park?

May 24th, 2022

The Friends of Queen’s Park are considering bidding for funds to allow an outside gym to be installed in park.

However, before committing to making an application the committee has launched its own consultation with the community to test its views about whether it would like to see such an amenity in the park and, importantly, where it should be sited.

To take part in the consultation click HERE.The deadline to respond to our consultation is 5pm on Friday, 10th June.

About Queens Park

JourneyOn: travel to and from Queens Park.

Queens Park occupies a beautiful green valley facing south east towards the Channel.

In 1890 Queens Park was bought for the people of Brighton and extensively landscaped.

Queens Park is listed on the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest as Grade 2.

It has a large pond, a cafe, a well equipped playground and 22 acres of of rolling lawns and quiet wooded corners.

It is half a mile from the sea, one third of a mile long and has one and a half miles of footpaths.

It rises from 70 feet above sea level at the bottom to 140 feet at the top.

Parking: Zone C and meter. Some free parking on Queens Park Road and nearby streets.