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The Jubilee Palm House Restoration Appeal

This year, we’re launching a brand-new campaign, setting out to restore our magnificent palm house building to its full glory.

This beautiful, ornate greenhouse was once a nursery used to grow native and tropical plants to landscape Brighton and Hove’s green spaces, one of just three remaining structures of its kind in England.

Our ambition is to bring life, colour and creativity back to this iconic heritage building for the enjoyment of our community.

The palm house was first opened in the year of our Queen’s coronation. To honour Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne, the restored building will be called the ‘Jubilee Palm House’. Our target is to complete the project and open its doors to the public in 2024.

Join us in celebrating history and planting the seeds for a greener future.

The Jubilee Palm House

Creating a vibrant, life-filled space for the community; to inspire, educate and enliven inquisitive minds.

A specialist nursery

The structure will house a wonderful mix of rare native and tropical plant species – which thrive in its warm indoor climate – used in gardening, forestry and conservation biology.

A social space

Available for social occasions and community events; from weddings and music recitals to creative workshops, this indoor oasis will create memorable, special experiences for our visitors.

An educational experience

The space will provide a unique green learning environment available for all schools to access and learn from.

A living classroom

Plumpton College students will use the greenhouse as part of their studies, learning specialist skills in the care and nurturing of rare, exotic plants.

A business hub

Available for meetings, conferences, or corporate events, businesses small and large will be welcome to host their event with us.

A relaxing haven

Enjoy a warm, tranquil spot to sit and enjoy a drink and a treat, set amongst our aromatic plants and flowers.

Planet-friendly

With the installation of new, energy-efficient glass panels, the redesigned greenhouse won’t require any external heating, significantly reducing its carbon footprint.

The fundraising campaign – how we will pay for the restoration

We need to raise £500,000 to pay for the restoration of this fantastic heritage building, with our fundraising campaign to be launched later in 2022. We’re seeking support from grant-making foundations, local organisations and businesses – but we’ll also need the engagement of individuals and families in our thriving community, to help raise the funds needed for the Jubilee Palm House.

Be part of the team that brings the Jubilee Palm House back to life

This is a project for our whole community – and we want as many people as possible to be part of the journey. Together, we’ll not only revive a relic of the past, but create a community space in which to learn, share, create and grow.

Join the Jubilee Palm House Restoration Appeal mailing list today to get all the latest news and information about the project. We look forward to letting you know about all the amazing activities and events that will be running to raise the funds needed to complete the work.

Register your interest