£4.369m National Lottery Grant to Restore Brighton Pavilion Gardens

£4.369m National Lottery Grant to Restore Brighton Pavilion Gardens

£4.369m National Lottery Grant to Restore Brighton Pavilion Gardens

At a difficult time financially, National Lottery Heritage Fund grants are even more important. That’s the case in Brighton where the council and Brighton & Hove Museums have been given a £4.369 million grant. It’ll be used to restore the Royal Pavilion Gardens.


The National Lottery Heritage Fund grant will help to transform the gardens that are visited by thousands of visitors every year. Money received will help enhance its accessibility and appeal to those who travel to the seaside resort in West Sussex, England.  Recent £1.2 million UK Lotto winners  are also heading for the south coast.

Some of the funds received will be used to restore the Regency planting design. To do so it will use the original plans that were designed for King George IV.

To improve facilities for visitors and the local community, an outdoor learning space will be created. Public toilet facilities will also be improved in the area.

Historic gardens

They are one of the only Regency Gardens in the world. This National Lottery Heritage Fund grant will certainly be put to good use. There are Grade II listed lampposts that were some of the first streetlights seen in England. With the grant in place, they will be both repaired and conserved.

Historic fencing will be reinstalled, irrigation improved and there will be added information about the Gardens both online and at the site.

In addition to the National Lottery Heritage Fund there is also going to be monies supplied by the local council. This will help take the venue off the Heritage at Risk Register.

The chair of their Culture, Heritage, Sports, Tourism and Economic Development Committee is Councillor Alan Robins. He is also a trustee at the Royal Pavilion & Museum. The councillor says that the Royal Pavilion estate “is of huge international heritage significance.” It is also a “key contributor” to tourism in the city.

CEO of Brighton & Hove Museums Hedley Swain is “thrilled” with the news. He said that the grant will be used to “transform the garden, restore it to its full beauty.”

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