Stunning carved bench in Hollingdean Park

Have you seen the fabulous new carved bench in Hollingdean Park yet?

The Friends of Hollingdean Park and the council have worked with professional chainsaw artist Daniel Cordell to inspire the creation of this stunning natural play feature.

Daniel Cordell sits on his carved bench


Inspired by the fruits and leaves found around the park and the beetles and the Wartbiter Cricket found on chalk downland locally, the bench reflects the biodiversity of the Brighton and Lewes Downs Biosphere.

Bordered by the Downs, Hollingdean Park is near to the children’s centre and Hertford Junior School and a short distance from Hollingbury Hill Fort. The area also includes an orchard and forest garden planted by the Permaculture Trust and Friends of the Park.

The council will be installing more natural play features in city parks, providing a climbing and scrambling feature for younger children as well as a useful seat!.

Photo taken by Polly Charlton of the Friends of Hollingdean Park.