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FAQs

One Garden

There are two car parks within Stanmer Park that are managed by Brighton & Hove City Council.

We look forward to welcoming you and your four-legged friends. Dogs are allowed in One Garden Brighton in all indoor and outdoor spaces. Paws on the floor, and short leads please.

There are bins positioned throughout the garden which is sorted and recycled.

We have recycled and reclaimed materials throughout the garden wherever possible. Our boardwalk is made from Ash trees within Stanmer Estate, milled and installed by the Plumpton College grounds and gardens team. The runoff rainwater is captured and filtered through the beds in this garden. Old ducting from within the glasshouses has been repurposed into planters and tiles from the old bothy buildings used within pathways. You will be able to find many more examples on your visit to One Garden Brighton.

One Garden Brighton is proudly presented and managed by Plumpton College. Our Horticultural centre of excellence for training and education is based at One Garden Brighton and you will regularly see students working within the garden spaces, developing designs and maintaining the grounds.

We have strong links with our local community, whether its use of spaces within One Garden Brighton or our excellent team of volunteers. If you wish to get involved, host an event or your local business within One Garden Brighton email hello@onegardenbrighton.com or through this sign-up form.

Please bear with us whilst we open and prepare our spaces for use. As we still have to adhere to a number of COVID-19 government restrictions there may be a delay in our response. WE will be in touch in due course.

Please be aware we have a wait list for our volunteer programme.

The Palm House and Long Border were unfortunately not part of the original restoration project funding. Our ambition is to restore these spaces for you to enjoy, and we are currently crowdfunding to be able to restore and open the Palm House.

One Kitchen

Our current opening hours are 10am until 3pm.

- We serve breakfast 10am until 2.30pm
- Lunch at 12pm until 2.30pm
- Cream tea is served 11am until 2.30pm

At One Kitchen, you will be greeted by a member of the team at the host station and shown to an available table. You will then be advised to take your table number and order your meal and drinks at the counter, where you'll also find our Different Every Day Chef Seasonal Specials. We will then deliver your food and drinks to your table. 

Yes! We take bookings for some of our inside tables, leaving availability for walk-ins too. All bookings are done by following the link on our website. Please visit onegardenbrighton.com/explore/one-kitchen 

Please use the link directly from our website to take you to our booking page on Open Table. onegardenbrighton.com/explore/one-kitchen/

All booking amends and cancellations must be made from Open Table.

Amends and cancellations can only be made on Open Table with your booking email link or log-in. If you have any difficulty logging in to Open Table to make your amend, please contact Open Table by clicking this link. Unfortunately our team cannot amend your booking over the phone or at One Kitchen. 

Yes, our menu is designed to cater for everyone. We have plenty of vegetarian and vegan options, with a lot of our menu adapted to be made without gluten. 

Please speak with the One Kitchen team for any allergy questions or amends to the menu options. 

We have a variety of outdoor tables, however, these are not sheltered during wet weather. We will try and sit you inside when the weather looks to be wet, however, if you choose to sit outside we may not have an available table for you if it rains, this depends on availability. Our Team will try and accommodate everyone. 

We have a handful of high chairs available for use. Please just ask a member of the team on arrival, or add to your booking. 

One Kitchen dine-in only. We offer takeaway hot drinks, snacks and sandwiches at our One Market outlet just down the path. 

We take bookings up to 12 people at One Kitchen, however, we have a small availability of large tables. Please book a table by clicking the booking link directly on our website. 

We are not currently taking larger private dining booking enquiries. 

Yes! Your 15% is valid at One Kitchen for your whole meal. Please just show your Student ID card at the till when placing your order. 

Volunteers

All we ask that is you supply your own pair of steel toe cap boots for safety reasons, clothing appropriate for carrying out physical tasks, including wet weather clothing when required, ie waterproof jacket and trousers. We’ll supply you with any other safety equipment that you require to work in One Garden Brighton.

Please bring your own lunch if you intend to volunteer for a full day.

No. We encourage volunteers to use sustainable methods of transport where possible but do have paid car parking and disabled parking on site. The park is also served by the number 78 bus (into the park - weekends only) and the 5B and 25 buses (to the park gates).

We encourage all ages from 11 to 100! If you are between the ages of 11 and 16, we do ask that you have written consent from your parent or guardian.

Yes - where at all possible. We will do all we can to accommodate your individual needs.

There is no fixed time, but we hope that you’ll feel able to commit to volunteer as much time as you can. Hopefully you’ll decide that you want to carry on volunteering with us on a regular basis.

We ask that you book in your volunteer session prior to your arrival, with as much notice as you can give. Equally if you can’t make session that you’ve booked onto, that you give as much notice as possible that you won’t be able to make it.

You will be working alongside a trained member of staff that assist you in any tasks you carry out, making sure you learn the correct skills and get the most out of your time with us. You will also have an induction prior to using any form of machinery.

Yes, you’ll be covered by our Public Liability Insurance as is every other member of staff working in One Garden Brighton.

As One Garden Brighton is part of Plumpton College, an educational training centre, we are required to undertake DBS checks on all regular volunteers over the age of 18.