Seaside Community Garden is set to benefit from a Crowdfunder appeal to raise £2000.

Devonshire Collective is committed to bringing our local community together through fun activities and creative learning.

They are a network of creative spaces along Seaside Road in Eastbourne, comprising a gallery, artist studios and a learning and engagement programme. 

They are crowdfunding to turn an unloved patch of land outside 137 Seaside Road, Eastbourne, into a vibrant, accessible and safe new public space for the community.

Currently a problem site for anti-social behaviour and drug dealing, this garden will be a new managed, securely fenced, accessible public space for the benefit of the local community. 

How Will We Achieve It?

The funds raised will enable us to securely fence the perimeter, using sustainable and reclaimed local wood. We will landscape the area, planting colourful and pollinating plants, as well as creating an accessible area with raised planters and a potting shed. 

We will be collaborating with local makers at Eastbourne Studio Pottery who will help us design and decorate the garden. Additionally, we will work with the Rough Sleepers Initiative on the landscaping and maintenance of the garden, alongside providing introductory sessions on horticulture, providing pathways into further training and employment. We will also be helped by Bourne Primary School, engaging the children in aspects of the garden’s design. This local school do not have a garden on their grounds, so we are also creating a new space for children to engage with nature on their doorstep. 

What’s Next?

Once up and running, Devonshire Collective will host an exciting range of free and engaging activities in the garden, from talks, to introductions to horticulture and creative making workshops. 

We are so excited to create a new public space for the community in Eastbourne, and have already secured a portion of what we need to make this dream a reality.  

Any funds we raise here will be generously matched by Projects That Matter, funded by East Sussex County Council, so your donation will count for double! 

This money will go directly towards the landscaping of the garden, creating pathways into work for rough sleepers, and funding a programme of activity for the local community. 

Go to Seaside Community Garden – a Community crowdfunding project in Eastbourne by Devonshire Collective (crowdfunder.co.uk)