The Ivy in the Lanes supports Snailspace Brighton

The Ivy in the Lanes is delighted to be supporting Snailspace Brighton, a campaign which will see 50 snails and over 50 junior snails pop up across Brighton & Hove from 15 September to 18 November.

Designed by talented local artist, Danni Smith, The Ivy in the Lanes’ snail features a beautiful design incorporating bee-friendly plants. With each side of the snail reflecting a different season, artwork includes drawings of choisya, sunflowers, poppies, roses, Michaelmas daisies, dandelions and of course, ivy.

In further celebration of the campaign and unique snail design, The Ivy in the Lanes has created a bespoke cocktail for guests to enjoy. ‘The Queen Bee’ (priced at £9.75) is available from 15 September – 18 November and features Warner Edwards Honeybee Gin, apricot brandy, lemon juice & Fever-Tree lemonade; a refreshing accompaniment to lunch or dinner at the brasserie this autumn.

Ivy in the Lanes interior (c) Paul Winch-Furness

Barry Watson, General Manager at The Ivy in the Lanes says: “We are delighted to be working with such a prominent artist as Danni Smith and it’s great to be involved in such a fantastic community initiative to help raise funds for Martlets. I am looking forward to seeing all 50 snails throughout Brighton this autumn.”
Artist, Danni Smith, comments further: “I have an allotment and feel it’s really important to incorporate beefriendly plants due to the fact that bees are decreasing in numbers. My snail will be covered in choisya, sunflowers, poppies, roses, Michaelmas daisies and dandelions which are all important plants for bees.

Each season will be reflected to show how easy it is to grow bee-friendly plants all year round. I’m very happy to be working with The Ivy in the Lanes and to be supporting such a wonderful cause which is close to many people’s hearts in Brighton.”

The public Snailspace trail supports Martlets, an initiative that has been providing hospice care and support since 1997. This year’s Snailspace campaign encourages the public to slow down and take the time to appreciate the things in life that make them smile. #BeMoreSnail

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