Sunday 3rd December 2023
12pm – 4pm
Stanmer Village in Stanmer Park
Come and celebrate the start of tree planting season with Brighton Permaculture Trust!
Our annual Apple Planting Day is a way for us to promote the work we do within the local community, whilst celebrating the changing seasons and natural cycles. It’s a free, family and doggy friendly event and we’d love to see you there!
What’s happening on the day?
🌳 We’ll be celebrating the day by planting a tree in our Home Farm Orchard.
📣 Tours and talks where you can find out more about permaculture, including who we are and what we do, plus we’ll be welcoming renowned expert and apple guru Peter May!
💚 You’ll also be able to learn more about our volunteer roles, in particular getting involved with tree planting in the community.
🍏 Get involved with some apple juicing on the day!
🍻 We’ll have a bar selling our warm scrumped mulled cider, alongside our other ciders and juices.
🥣 Our delicious crumble (and custard) will be on offer, plus a soup stall to warm you up!
🎁 Buy some cider and juice bottles for yourself or as a fabulous Christmas gift for friends and family.
🥁 Live music and entertainment, and hopefully some more Morris dancing!
🛍️ Stalls and crafts from local businesses.
We look forward to seeing you there!
How to find us
You can get directions and details of how to find us here.
Public toilets are available at the event site, including disabled access toilets
Disabled parking is available opposite the Fruit Factory. Much of the event is accessible with an outdoor wheelchair.
Well behaved dogs on leads are very welcome to join us at Apple Planting Day, but worth noting there may be loud music and drumming if your dog gets easily scared.
Wet weather contingency
We go on whatever the weather (unless dangerous!) But have access to covered space if needed – but keep an eye on our socials for updates nearer the time.
Please email [email protected] with any queries or send us a message on our socials.
We encourage people to travel to our event via public transport if you can.
The nearest train station is Falmer Station. You can get from Brighton or Lewes to Falmer in under 10 minutes by train. Four trains an hour go to Falmer during the day. See National Rail Enquiries for train times.
The #23, #25, #25X, #28 and #29 buses run between the centre of Brighton and the entrance to Stanmer Park.
The #78 bus goes from Old Steine, central Brighton to Stanmer village on weekends (starting at 10am). There is also a weekday #78 bus.
If you’re a cyclist there are purpose-built bike lanes along Lewes Road connecting the Stanmer Park to the centre of Brighton. Allow at least 25 minutes to cycle from Brighton.
Paid parking in Brighton & Hove City Council car parks, details of which are here