Birmingham Parks and Green Spaces
So you've found yourself in the UK's second city (hello!). Be it for business or pleasure, we all like to escape the hustle and bustle sometimes. The great news is, here in Birmingham, you don't have to go far to find some amazing green spaces. We've picked just a few of the places we head to go to get away from it all... Enjoy!
The Birmingham Botanical Gardens offers something for everyone: four stunning glasshouses showing everything from a tropical rainforest to arid desert, beautiful outdoor gardens, a playground, tearoom and the ubiquitous shop. Overall, the character is that of a Victorian public park with a bandstand set in 15 acres (6.1 ha) of landscaped greenery.
Cannon Hill Park is made up of 80 acres of formal parkland and 120 acres of conservation and woodland plantation.
Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park is home to a unique collection of animals from across the world, including Red Pandas, lemurs, reptiles, meerkats, otters, birds, wallabies and a large collection of monkeys. Some of the animals are endangered in the wild and the park plays an important role their species’ conservation.
Kings Heath Park covers around 35 acres. It was the first urban park in Birmingham to achieve Green Flag status.
The area around the main house and conservatory features high quality seasonal bedding schemes, herbaceous borders, alpine outcrops, heather beds, trees, shrubs and a refurbished pool area.
Facilities include a tea room, bowling green, plant nursery and two playgrounds.
Let us know your fave place and we'll check it out and add it to our list.