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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

One Kitchen is open from 10am until 5pm. You can book a table by clicking here - Make a Booking at One Kitchen.

We do offer walk-in dining, this is subject to availability. We advise you to book a table on peak days. (Friday-Sunday). 

 

One Kitchen seated dining offer

10am until 11.30am - Brunch

10am until 12pm - Mid-week coffee & pastry

12pm until 5pm - Lunch, with last orders at 3.30pm

10am until 5pm - Cream Tea

 

Our full menu is available on our website, but this is subject to change due to sourcing local and seasonal ingredients. The team will advise you on any changes on the day. Please also speak with the team for any dietary requirements you may have. 

Yes, we now offer full table service at One Kitchen. 

10am until 11.30am - Brunch
10am until 12pm - Mid-week coffee & pastry
12pm until 5pm - Lunch, with last orders at 3.30pm
10am until 5pm - Cream Tea

We currently are not taking bookings. We plan to re-open our booking system at the end of March. 

You can make a booking by clicking here - Make a booking for One Kitchen

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 is set up for seated dining only. You will find plenty of takeaway food and drink options at One Market, with indoor workshop seating and plenty of sheltered terrace seating to enjoy. 

During peak times our Takeaway Cart will be open on the event terrace, which will offer takeaway drinks and a range of snacks including cakes. 

We take bookings up to 6 people at One Kitchen. Please book a table by clicking the booking link directly on our website. 

If you require a larger booking, please email hello@onegardenbrighton.com, give us a call on 01273 892034 or pop in and speak to the General Manager, Kelly. 

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.