Events and News

Second conducted Elm tree walk arranged

The first conducted Elm collection walk, that took place in July was such a success, it is to be repeated in September.

Peter Bourne, Brighton & Hove’s unofficial Elm Curator (pictured), has agreed to conduct another guided tour of the Elm collection in Queen’s Park. The tour will take place on Saturday, 17th September starting at 11:30 am from the Quiet Garden.

Anyone interested in coming on the tour should email: chair@fqpbrighton.net

Sign-up to join the guided bat walk

Huw Morgan, Sussex Wild Life Trust‘s, Brighton and Hove Project Officer, will be conducting a guided tour of Queen’s Park to reveal the secrets of its resident bat population.

Numbers for this event are strictly limited to 15 people and anyone interested in joining the tour should email: chair@fqpbrighton.net to reserve your place, which will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
The tour will start from the Queen’s Park Tennis Club at 7pm on Thursday, 15th September.

News

Sapling tree trail is set up

September 1st, 2022

The Friends of Queen’s Park, working with Dr Simon Edwards, the developer of the innovative App TiCL, has established its first tree trail.

For the first of what it is hoped will be many trails, the Friends Group decided to create one for the saplings purchased with funds awarded following a successful bid to the Forestry Commission’s Urban Tree Challenge Fund.

In March 2022 fifteen out of the 24 saplings purchased with the £14,300 awarded were planted by a team of volunteers supported City Parks’ Mark Syrett. They were placed in suitable locations around the park best suited to the species. The remaining saplings will be planted during the coming dormant season.

The additions to the park’s tree stock has kick-started the Friends of Queen’s Park engagement with local school and in July nearly 150 local school children helped to mulch the saplings.

Visitors to the park can download the TiCL App free-of-charge and look for the Friends of Queen’s Park Tree Trail.

Wherever visitors enter the park the nearest sapling will appear at the top of a list of nearby trees. An image of the tree in situ will be displayed and there will be a link providing more information about what is being looked at.

Using the App the Friends of Queen’s Park will be creating more tree trails in the future, as well as looking at others such as areas of historic interest in the park. Each will have a unique QR code.

Sign-up to join the guided bat walk

August 15th, 2022

Huw Morgan, Sussex Wild Life Trust‘s, Brighton and Hove Project Officer, will be conducting a guided tour of Queen’s Park to reveal the secrets of its resident bat population.

Numbers for this event are strictly limited to 15 people and anyone interested in joining the tour should email: chair@fqpbrighton.net to reserve your place, which will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
The tour will start from the Queen’s Park Tennis Club at 7pm on Thursday, 15th September.

Second conducted Elm tree walk arranged

August 10th, 2022

The first conducted Elm collection walk, that took place in July was such a success, it is to be repeated in September.

Peter Bourne, Brighton & Hove’s unofficial Elm Curator (pictured), has agreed to conduct another guided tour of the Elm collection in Queen’s Park. The tour will take place on Saturday, 17th September starting at 11:30 am from the Quiet Garden.

Anyone interested in coming on the tour should email: chair@fqpbrighton.net

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.

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.