What you can do

There are plenty of opportunities for everyone to get involved in as part of the Stanmer Park restoration project.

"The community has been involved with Stanmer for many years and this project will build on their valuable work to protect and celebrate this precious green space asset, while hundreds of new education, volunteering and learning opportunities and activities will enhance everyone's enjoyment of the park for generations to come"

There is now a wide variety of additional volunteering, training education and learning activities on offer. Our project partners are delivering many of them, including Plumpton College who are now operating and managing the park’s historic restored Walled Garden as One Garden Brighton.

Volunteering opportunities are being advertised on the Brighton and Hove Community Works website www.bhcommunityworks.org.uk/volunteer by the Stanmer Park Restoration Project and by the Project’s Activity Partners as they become available.

Current opportunities focus on practical conservation tasks at the park such as:  woodland work; litter picking; helping with the city council’s sheep grazing programme; wildlife surveys; site guiding and welcoming visitors and other assistance with park events.

There are also volunteering opportunities helping with additional research into Stanmer's fascinating history and heritage.

The Restoration Project is hoping that volunteers interested in carrying out activities such as these will want to broaden their involvement at the park later by becoming part of a new "Friends of Stanmer Park" group. 

Find out more: Friend of Stanmer Park : Community Works (bhcommunityworks.org.uk)Stanmer Park Historical Researcher : Community Works (bhcommunityworks.org.uk)

You can find out more about One Garden Brighton, and sign up for the updates mailing list on their website

Other activities being offered by the Restoration Project team and Project Activity Partners will include:

  • woodland management
  • walks and talks
  • schools activities, and other education and learning opportunities for all - see also our resources page
  • wildlife surveys and species monitoring 
  • fruit courses and horticultural training
  • visitor surveys and counts
  • arts and music
  • green building and management
  • park history and heritage research
  • water and energy training and courses
  • event assistance including community litter picks
  • involvement in a new Friends group for the park

You can also explore some of the other citywide volunteering opportunities or send an email to  cityparks.volunteers@brighton-hove.gov.uk to find out more. 

Share your memories of Stanmer Park

Throughout the project, residents are invited to share their past and present memories of Stanmer Park. 

Send in treasured photos and other memorabilia and help create a unique record of the park's fascinating past.

Email cityparks@brighton-hove.gov.uk with your memories.

Black and white drawing of Stanmer Estate

I remember

picnics with my children

Resident

I remember

The Earthship being built

Resident