Residents and visitors have been expressing their affection for Brighton’s historic Royal Pavilion Garden and are eager to get involved and see this precious public space enhanced and preserved.
More than 1,350 people took part in a recent survey, keen to have their say on how the area could be improved and enhanced for future generations.
Results clearly show that the garden is loved and valued by both residents and visitors, and over 100 respondents expressed an interested in volunteering.
Residents and visitors described the garden as ‘a beautiful open space,’ ‘a unique haven in the city centre‘ and ‘a place for sitting, relaxing and watching the world go by.’
The survey was launched after the garden was listed on the Heritage at Risk register last year. As a result, Brighton & Hove City Council has applied for Heritage Lottery Funding to carry out improvements to the garden, as part of the Royal Pavilion Estate programme. If the bid is successful, a draft restoration plan will be drawn up which will incorporate the survey results.
The Brighton & Hove City Council survey asked residents and visitors to comment on all aspects of the garden from planting, lighting, seating and walkways to busking, attractions, events and security.