Coronation Garden for the Blind

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index

The Coronation Garden for the Blind (or Blind People's Garden) in Preston Park, was opened in 1953, the year of Queen Elizabeth's coronation. It was been specially set out with plants chosen for their scent and tactility, with labelling in braille.

The garden is part of the original Preston Manor grounds. The stone roofing of the shelter originally came from Lyminster Church.

Current status

Although the lawn and the Shelter are still there, and still part of Preston Park, the special plantings for tactility and scent are no longer obviously there, there doesn't seem to be any braille, and the area is no longer signposted as as a park for the blind.