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Friends of Meads Parks and Gardens


The Friends of Meads Parks and Gardens was established in 2015 as a community group to help maintain, improve, restore and enhance the three public parks and gardens in the Meads area of Eastbourne. These are the Helen Garden, the Italian Gardens and All Saints Park. 

  • The Helen Garden Below the Downs at the western end of the seafront. Just over a mile and a half south west of the pier.  Buses stop close by on King Edward’s Parade.
  • The Italian Gardens  Tucked away in a sheltered location below the Helen Garden at the western end of the seafront, south west of the pier. Access is on well surfaced paths off King Edward’s Parade or by the Dotto train stop at Holywell Retreat.
  • All Saints Park  Part of the grounds surrounding the former All Saints Hospital a mile or so south west of the pier on the inland side of King Edward’s Parade

The group aims to influence and raise funds for improvement projects. It also works with Eastbourne Borough Council and other government agencies over the management, maintenance and development of the parks and gardens. The FMP&G will do everything it can to help to make these areas safe and pleasant places to visit. It will also help to enhance and preserve wild life and conservation, play facilities, heritage and recreational facilities in line with community needs.

The FMP&G is managed by a small Steering Committee which holds regular meetings for feedback, discussions and reports of progress and acts as a forum for new proposals and ideas. You do not have to be a resident of Meads to join us and all members are encouraged to get involved through taking part in decision making, choosing projects and supporting fundraising events.

Please see our Events section for family days out organised by the Friends in the Meads gardens.  

If you would like to support our work and become a member of Friends, please visit the Membership section.



Friends of Meads Parks and Gardens About Us