The Plot (Stanmer Park)

The Plot is an out of doors wellbeing space within Stanmer Wellbeing Gardens, Stanmer Park, Brighton.

Their vision is to create a community-led sanctuary space for sharing and nurturing creativity, community spirit and connection – through a range of nature-based / nature-led activities. 

Recent groups and activities include:

* Adolescent group for young women who have experienced domestic abuse

* Creative wellbeing sessions for young refugees

* Wellbeing days and environmental arts therapy/ eco-therapy skill-sharing for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust staff


Type of activities:

Creative and arts / Ecotherapy activities / Food growing / Group therapy

Specialist client experience:

Children, young people & adults, mental health difficulties, anxiety, depression, developmental trauma, domestic abuse, refugee & migrant community

“Thank you for today this is exactly what was needed – after months of having to just keep going, often isolated. It is wonderful to be up here in person with others, connecting.”


– Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust CAMHS Arts Therapists Skill Sharing + Support Session –


Stanmer Wellbeing Gardens, Stanmer Park, Brighton BN1 9SE
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Project info

Transport provided:

Public transport and parking:
Paid parking in Stanmer Park, train at Falmer and bus routes 25, 78, 79 stop nearby. Cycle parking on site. More info.


Time-limited course:

Activity-specific. Free activities available.

Monday-Sunday (by pre-arrangement only)

Wheelchair access
Basic refreshments & snacks provided at action days

Member projects

Brighton & Hove Food Partnership

Therapeutic gardening groups in Brighton, including activities for older people and those living with dementia.

Centre for Ecotherapy

Therapeutic gardening project in Stanmer Park, Brighton.


Grow offers people the chance to enjoy the beautiful, local countryside in a friendly and supportive group with locations across Sussex.

Plot 22

Plot 22 is a community allotment, a food growing project and therapeutic garden in Hove.

Rock Farm

Rock Farm is a working market garden, community space and horticultural therapy project on a 6-acre site near Steyning.

Sacred Earth 

A community-owned land project near Horam, East Sussex that is dedicated to life, learning and working in harmony with nature.

smiling walkers by seaside view

Ipse Wilderness

Ipse lead multi-day therapeutic journeys across different wilderness spaces in the UK, weekend workshops and day walks across Sussex.

fire circle and chairs

Wild Mind

A seven-week programme in Stanmer Park, Brighton - which takes participants on a journey into a deeper sense of awareness and connection with the natural world.

woman mushroom spotting on the downs

Wild Wellbeing

An ecotherapy organisation that runs walks, nature-connection workshops and one-to-one mentoring in Brighton & East Sussex.

people lying down in the forest

Circle of Life Rediscovery

This project outside Lewes, East Sussex aims to transform education, health and families through nature.

people lying down in the forest

The Plot (Stanmer Park)

A community-led sanctuary space for sharing and nurturing creativity, community spirit and connection.

people lying down in the forest

The Wild Mind Project

Providing emotional and mental wellbeing support to young people through nature activities combined with creative activities.

people lying down in the forest

Living Vital

Living Vital are an organic food growing community garden located at the back of Stanmer Park in Brighton.