Kipling Gardens

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by Conrad - 30 November -1

Location: The Green, Rottingdean



Rottingdean is almost a separate village on the edge of Brighton. Near the old village green and duck pond is where you'll discover Kipling Gardens, a wonderful area of traditional English horticulture. The park is named after one of Rottingdean's most famous residents, the late author Rudyard Kipling, who famously wrote the Jungle Book and Just So stories. If you visit Kipling Gardens you'll find there's little in common with jungle: it's a very neatly manicured space surrounded by pretty flint walls. Around 100 years ago, this was the garden of Kipling's house. The site has since became overgrown and unloved but has now been rescued and restored to its original splendour.