Brighton's Royal Pavilion Gardens has been handed £214,000 by the National Heritage Lottery Fund. Plans for the gardens will see several notable changes including new lighting and a secure boundary "to address vandalism and antisocial behaviour".
Brighton and Hove City Council's tourism, equalities, communities and culture committee, said " This is fantastic news for the city and an important step in securing the future of this important and well-loved public space". The council hopes the restoration of the gardens, which comes as part of a wider project to revamp the entire Royal Pavilion Estate, will reaffirm it as a key cultural destination by equipping it for a sustainable future".
The grade II listed Royal Pavilion Gardens is one of the few remaining Regency gardens in the country and was designed by architect John Nash who completed it for George VI in the 1820s. But in October 2017, the garden was added to the Historic England at Risk Register. Thsi followed concerns about the high levels of visitor use, erosion of charachter and a general deterioration in the sense of history.
John Hoole Estate Agents source: Harry Bullmore, Reporter - The Argus - Thursday, December 5, 2019