St Ann's Well Gardens

St Ann's Well Gardens, not far from Hove seafront, is a treat for the tree-lover and will appeal to young and old alike.

Green Flag Award new

There is a wide range of native and exotic trees giving the gardens their unique character and providing shelter and tranquillity for wildlife.

Nature conservation is important in the park - there are designated fenced off areas, a scented garden for the visually impaired and a well stocked pond with a biological filter system.

The Park Rangers work closely with local schools, providing an area that the children have designed themselves.

We've installed new bat and wildlife-friendly lighting in the park’s central pathway. The new low energy shielded lights are set to come on at dusk and switch off at 8pm to cut out light pollution and protect biodiversity in the park.

It is one of eight parks in the city recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme.

Welcome to St Ann's Well Gardens

You can get into St Ann's Well Gardens from Somerhill Road, Nizells Avenue and Furze Hill.

St Ann's Well Gardens is one of our accessible parks. Find out more about parks with disabled access in Brighton & Hove.

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Opening times

Park: Always open

The Garden Cafe: Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm. Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm  (more details under 'Services', below).


Sports Facilities


Points of Interest

  • Fish pond
  • Sensory garden
  • Conservation area

Report a problem in the park

Have you found a problem at the park? If so, contact us using our online Cityparks problem report form .

Getting here

You can get into St Ann's Well Gardens from Somerhill Road, Nizells Avenue and Furze Hill.


The number 7 and 81B buses go near the park every few minutes during the day. Further information and timetables available from the Brighton & Hove Bus company.


There are cycle parking stands by the tennis courts and also outside the café.

Download your city cycling map here and visit our cycling page for more information on cycling around the city.


There is Pay and Display parking available along Somerhill Road and Nizells Avenue.

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St. Ann's Well Gardens Squirrel

One of the most unique elements of St Ann's is the large population of Grey Squirrels that live within its many trees, causing local residents to nickname it "Squirrel Park".

The park is also famous for its Saxon 'Chalybeate' (iron bearing) spring, later known as St Ann's Well. The spring is also thought to be the starting point of a ley line that continues over the South Downs and beyond.

You can also donate a Tree at this park.

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