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Thrive Birmingham has been awarded funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to improve the gardens at Kings Heath Park, Birmingham.

The inspirational two-year project will maintain the integrity of the original garden design while making improvements to access, creating new signage and literature to reveal the garden’s rich heritage and appointing a Community & Engagement Officer to oversee public access and encourage local events and activities. We will also be able to open the gardens beyond our client delivery sessions to include some Fridays and weekends.

Players of the National Lottery are helping Thrive to give the gardens at Kings Heath Park a new lease of life and ignite the passions of individuals and communities to care for this much-valued historic site. This funding will secure and sustain the gardens for future generations.

This place is at the heart of the inner-city community and already a special and magical space for client gardeners. It’s so important that more people can access and enjoy the amazing surroundings, while caring for nature at the same time.

Sarah Bowers, Regional Operations Manager
  • Christmas Wreath Making - Tuesday 5th December. Add a touch of homemade charm to your Yuletide celebrations and join us for some Christmas crafts using natural and recyclable materials. At the Pavilion, Kings Heath Park. From 10am-12pm. £20 per person. Download our PDF for more details.

Please call 0121 293 4531 or email birmingham@thrive.org.uk to let us know if you would like to attend a garden tour or activity.

Thrive client gardener smiling whilst gardening
Thrive client gardener gardening at a raised bed

Below are just some of the exciting activities already planned, with more to come:

  • October half-term nature-based activities for children and families
  • Christmas workshops – Wreath-making & Christmas arrangements, natural decorations and Christmas crafts
  • Open days including garden tours
  • A new fully funded women’s only Social and Therapeutic Horticulture (STH) programme called 'Growing Out'
  • Community Gardeners – a supported volunteering programme for people who want to support Thrive by helping to maintain the gardens

The gardens in Birmingham have a rich legacy. Formally known as the TV Gardens and the outside broadcast location for Pebble Mill, the site became a training ground for horticultural students at Pershore College. In 1996 Gardener’s World used the location for its popular TV programme and developed many new gardens with top designers such as Dan Pearson, Joe Swift and Bonita Bulaitis.

Find out more on the birmingham.co.uk website.

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