Urban Garden build is completed

After three months of construction work, the building of the Urban Garden – a new area of the Gardens – is finished, thanks to JG Landscaping and Wilson Associates Garden Design.

The next stage is the planting; our gardening team is getting ready to start filling the planters and borders to create seasonal displays.

We’re looking forward to unveiling this new space, so keep an eye out for more news on this project, which is being developed with the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens who also raised the funds needed too.

The £40,000 scheme is being supported by a grant of £10,000 from the Calthorpe Residents Society. This is part of the Birmingham City Council’s Local Innovation Fund which was given to the Residents’ Society for the development of a community hub at the Gardens. A further donation of £7,000 has been made by The Property For Kids Trust.

Thousands of pounds worth of materials have also been secured by award-winning garden designer Martyn Wilson, of Wilson Associates Garden Design, from donors including London Stone.