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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.

Sign up for the butterfly walk

May 24th, 2022

Friends of Queen’s Park have teamed up with the Sussex Wildlife Trust  to arrange a series of park walks to kick-start wildlife audit.

The first takes place on Thursday 30th June  between 11.30 and 12:30. it will be led by Sussex Wildlife Trust’s Huw Morgan. Participants are asked to meet at the Queen’s Park Tennis Club.

There are limited places available on the walk, so they will be allocated on a first-com-first served basis. Email your interest to: info@fqpbrighton.net popping ‘Butterfly walk’ in the subject line.

Other conducted wildlife walks in the pipeline will focus on bats and fungi.

Locations for new trees

March 13th, 2022

The first phase planting of the trees purchased with money from the Friends of Queen’s Park’s successful bid to the Forestry Commission’s Urban Tree Challenge Fund (UTCF) has been completed. On-going maintenance will now become a focal point for volunteer days. This will include opportunities for local schools to get involve. Local schools were integral to the success UTCF bid.

The last 9 trees will be planted next year.

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.