Kipling Gardens were once part of the Elms. It was here that Rudyard Kipling lived for five years and wrote Kim, Stalky & Co and some of his Just So stories. The gardens were opened to the public in the mid eighties and formally handed over to Brighton & Hove Council. Highlights include the walled rose garden, a herb garden and a wild garden.
The South Downs National Park covers over 1600 squared kilometres of beautiful views, with plenty of cycling and walking opportunities. The Downs includes twee villages as well as beautifully rolling hills. There is chalk grassland, ancient woodland, heath and sections of chalk heath. You can enjoy a picnic at the sites of Devil’s Dyke, Stanmer Park and Ditchling Beacon.
St Ann’s Well Gardens is close to the Hove seafront and is a treat for any lover of trees. Here there’s a wide range of local and exotic trees which give an individual character to the area and provide a great atmosphere to promote biodiversity.
Preston Park is the largest urban park in the city. Whether you wish to kick a ball around or have a picnic out in the sun, its ideal. It’s very big and therefore used for concerts, fairs and circuses.
After a long walk, why not pop round to one of the restaurants in town?