The recent restoration of the walled garden at, One Garden Brighton, has been managed and proudly opened by Plumpton College.
Our newly restored Stanmer Campus, based within One Garden Brighton, is the home of the college’s horticultural centre of excellence, a space for training and education. The campus buildings are nestled within the walls and you will be designing, planting and maintaining the grounds as a showcase for innovation.
Our Stanmer Campus is the ideal location for you to develop your knowledge within a unique environment, based on the outskirts of Brighton, you can easily access our campus by car, bike or public transport.
We offer one day horticulture and floristry workshops based at our Stanmer Campus, plus we have a range of short courses lasting 5+ weeks. Discover our full range of courses by visiting the department pages. Current courses at Stanmer Campus are horticulture and floristry.
Horticulture contributes £9 billion to the UK economy every year and employs around 300,000 people across a variety of disciplines. However, 70% of businesses say that they struggle to find the skilled worker [RHS, 2014]. There are therefore many career opportunities available at a range of levels within horticulture today and Plumpton College prides itself, through its Stanmer Campus at One Garden Brighton, in training the next generation of horticulturalists.
Our Stanmer Campus is based within One Garden Brighton which is located within Stanmer Park, Brighton and can be reached from Ditchling Road, and Stony Mere Way, off Lewes Road. There are also footpaths connecting to the South Downs and University of Sussex.
78 bus to Stanmer Park
77 bus to Devils Dyke
79 bus to Ditchling Beacon
Falmer Railway Station is a short walk from Stanmer Park, see national rail enquiries for train times.
Stanmer Park is great to explore by bicycle. If you’re a cyclist there are purpose-built bike lanes along Lewes Road connecting the Stanmer Park to the centre of Brighton, allow at least 25 minutes to cycle from the centre. Stanmer Park has ample bicycle racks for storage whilst you study at Stanmer Campus.
Stanmer Campus is located just off of the A27 between Brighton and Lewes and you can follow signage from the main road. You will enter Stanmer Park and be directed through the estate to the main car park. Parking is operated by Brighton & Hove City Council and fees apply. There is a new recently opened car park (Patchway Car Park) just past Stanmer House and directly next door to One Garden Brighton. See more about parking here.
The gardens have been expertly designed by modern-day landscape architect Dominic Cole, renown for his work on the Eden Project.
The gardens celebrarate both heritage and innovation including productive traditional fruit and vegetable crops as well as a series of contemporary show gardens designed for typical, often difficult urban conditions and smaller spaces to inspire visitors and generate ideas to take home including how plants underpin treatments for most illnesses and health conditions.