The Secret Garden in Kemp Town

Meeting Point
Corner of Bristol Gardens and Bristol Place, Kemp Town, Brighton. 

William Ranger, Regency inventor and builder, is recorded as having first used his new artificial stone to produce an extensive, private, walled and ‘sunken’ garden in Kemp Town, for Laurence Peel, the brother of Prime Minister, Robert Peel. Today, this garden is the only example of its type to survive in the city, the rest having been built over. Now, English Heritage has recognised the importance of Ranger’s invention and the surviving Kemp Town garden, by awarding grade II listed status to the site, ensuring its long-term protection and preservation. Come along and learn more about this fascinating location in a walk and talk lasting approx. 45 minutes.


  • Saturday 13 September: Tour 0900

Booking Details
Free activity but to assist us meet expectations, please pre-book online here:
Booking opens: 18 August 2014 1200h
Booking closes: 12 September 2014 0900h

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Organised by
The Regency Town House
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