The Big Walk

Birmingham Botanical Gardens is offering free entry to anyone who joins The Big Walk, celebrating community spirit. Please bring your confirmation email with you once you have signed up.


The event, on Saturday 26 May, is organised by The Big Walk. An idea from the Eden Project made possible by the National Lottery, The Big Walk is designed to celebrate the people at the heart of the UK’s communities, who work together to make a positive difference locally.


Four teams of walkers set of from Morecambe – the geographical centre of the UK – live on the BBC One Show on Wednesday 16 May. They are travelling hundred of miles, to their respective homes in Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England and shining a light on the work done by extraordinary people


Team England will be at the Botanical Gardens and is inviting local people and community organisations to walk with them through rainforests, deserts and around the stunning gardens before sitting down to a Big Lunch on the main lawn, by bringing along a picnic.  


The fun starts at 11am at the Bandstand on the main lawn. The walkers will arrive at 1130am and the Big Community Walk will begin, working up an appetite for The Big Lunch at 1pm. Across the 15 acres, meet local groups and projects, discover ideas to improve your community, and share what you love about where you live.


Anyone can take part! Order a free pack and join millions of others across the UK for The Big Lunch on 3 June