The Greenhouse @Emmaus Brighton January 10 2017

Since 2012, What You Sow has been involved in the Greenhouse project at homeless charity Emmaus Brighton. The project is made up of a garden shop selling donated goods plus a community allotment.

For those of you who’ve never come across Emmaus before… There are more than 300 Emmaus communities worldwide, which help people move on from homelessness, providing work & a home in a supportive, family environment. The Emmaus Brighton community is home to 47 people, offering them companionship and a place to live and work as an alternative to homelessness. Each individual contributes by working to the best of their ability in one of the social enterprises or in another role within the community.

Emmaus Brighton is made up of a number of social enterprises: Café Revive, The second hand superstore, the bedroom store, the vintage emporium, Emmaus by the sea and the greenhouse. Each enterprise helps create an income for the community to support the people living there.

The What You Sow team loves helping out in the Greenhouse garden shop – making things and merchandising the shop displays as well donating our end of season stock for them to resell to the public.

The Greenhouse shop can be found in the conservatory at the back of the second hand superstore and is absolutely jam-packed full of plants, plant pots, gardening books, tools and bric-a-brac as well as a huge selection of artificial flowers all at bargain prices. Do come along and visit, perhaps for the Emmaus Spring Fair on 8th April, and see what treasures you can find for your own garden. The project also accepts donations, including any unwanted houseplants which need a new home.

Here are a few snaps showing the shop and you can find dozens more greenhouse images on pinterest



Emmaus is open Monday – Saturday 10-5

Spring Fair  - Saturday April 8th

Emmaus Brighton & Hove

Drove Road



BN41 2PA

01273 426 470