Events and News

Bark in the Park 2024 date

The date for Bark in the Park, the Friends of Queen’s Park’s ever-popular community dog show has been fixed for 2024. The date agreed with heading sponsor Coastway Vets, is Saturday, 1st June.

As ever, there will be opportunities for the sponsorship of each of the classes, as well as further opportunities for traders to join in the fun. To find out what is available click HERE.

Friends of Queen’s Park to hold committee meeting in public

The Friends of Queen’s Park will be holding a committee meeting on Thursday, 23rd May between 7 and 8.30 pm in the clubhouse of Queen’s Park Tennis Club.

The meeting will be in public and any member of the community wishing to can attend to observe.

As space is limited, anyone interested in attending the meeting should advise the committee secretary in advance by emailing: info@fqpbrighton.net. Use the same email address to advise the secretary if you would like the committee to consider any issues.

Queen’s Park history walk

Local historian Peter Crowhurst (pictured) has agreed to give a history walk on Sunday, 2nd June starting at 11 am starting at the Park Street park entrance and concluding at 12.15 at the cafe.

The walk covers the development of Queen’s Park and those adjacent streets, which were once part of the park’s estate, from the time it was open farmland in Hilly Laine to when the park was landscaped for use as a public park becoming, perhaps, the most ornamental park in Brighton at the time.

The talk will look at the various owners, including a Hong Kong cattle rancher and a mad Cardinal, and their contribution to this development and the buildings they constructed. The German Spa, an archery ground, a roller skating rink, Attree’s villa and the Pepperpot were all part of the story that will be told.

Numbers will be restricted and allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Anyone interest in learning about the history of Queen’s Park should click HERE.

 

Herbie rides again

Julia Behrens, who established the herbal beds in the Wild Garden, will be giving a talk about all the herbs growing there on Wednesday, 29th May from 5 pm till 6 pm.

Numbers will be restricted and allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Anyone interest in learning about all the Wild Garden herbs and what an exerienced herbalists such as Julia use them for should click HERE.

News

Friends of Queen’s Park to hold committee meeting in public

May 2nd, 2024

The Friends of Queen’s Park will be holding a committee meeting on Thursday, 23rd May between 7 and 8.30 pm in the clubhouse of Queen’s Park Tennis Club.

The meeting will be in public and any member of the community wishing to can attend to observe.

As space is limited, anyone interested in attending the meeting should advise the committee secretary in advance by emailing: info@fqpbrighton.net. Use the same email address to advise the secretary if you would like the committee to consider any issues.

Bark in the Park 2024 date

October 24th, 2023

The date for Bark in the Park, the Friends of Queen’s Park’s ever-popular community dog show has been fixed for 2024. The date agreed with heading sponsor Coastway Vets, is Saturday, 1st June.

As ever, there will be opportunities for the sponsorship of each of the classes, as well as further opportunities for traders to join in the fun. To find out what is available click HERE.

Stalwart volunteer is honoured

October 2nd, 2023

For more than 20 years Chris Lowe has been a Friends of Queen’s Park stalwart. Sadly, ill health forced him to step back as an active volunteer and serving on our committee.

His knowledge of local flora and fauna is encyclopaedic, with a special passion for the park’s Swift population. 

Chris’ exploits as volunteer pin-up boy attracted wide coverage in the local media when he posed for a photograph taken by former FoQP committee member Conrad Brunner. It showed Chris sitting at a table in the middle of the pond and was used to illustrate a story about the need for park volunteers (the pond being another of Chris’ passions). The striking image did the trick and in August a specially framed print was presented to Chris during a celebratory get together in the club house of Queen’s Park Tennis Club to thank him for his years of devoted service.

A new date for the Wild Garden clearance is fixed

October 2nd, 2023

A new date for the clearance of the Wild Garden to replace an earlier date, which had to be postponed at the last minute, has been fixed.

The new date, when volunteers will be invited to join a team from Sussex Wildlife Trust, is Saturday, 27th January. A reminder nearer the date will be sent out. Volunteers will be asked to meet at 10:30 am at the entrance to the park at the top of North Drive. 

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.