This useful reference pamphlet, written by Evan Murphie the head gardener, and Valerie Whittle of RPS is full of interesting information about the Gardens. The leaflet, illustrated with photographs also by Valerie Whittle, describes the garden’s history, layout and planting in a handy pocket sized format.
The Gardens have held the prestigious Green Flag awarded for the best parks and green spaces in England and Wales since 2006. A 2010 Report states that, “The standard of horticultural excellence within this garden provides a unique visitor experience.” South and South-East in Bloom have also awarded the gardens “Best Small Park” in 2012; Gold award since 2012.
The Kipling Gardens are open to the public seven days a week and close at dusk throughout the year. Entry is free and there is a ramped path for wheelchairs.
Copies of the leaflet, priced at 50p will be available from The Grange in Rottingdean.
For more information about the Kipling Gardens and the work of Rottingdean Preservation Society visit www.rottingdeanpreservationsociety.org.uk