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The Parkland Project is looking for Volunteers!

14th June 2021

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who want to get involved with the Parkland Project. You will be helping to enhance the habitats for wildlife… Read more

Tree ‘Popping’ in the Parkland

20th May 2021

We were busy Tree ‘popping’ with our LYRiC (Love your River Cole) trainees in the  Parkland last week. It was both a training exercise showing… Read more

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Wildflower Meadow Bank

18th May 2021

We have been busy creating a Wildflower Meadow Bank in the Parkland! The Parkland Team carefully prepared the soil by raking and removing any woody… Read more

The Melon Ground Sessions

11th May 2021

As we dare to peer over the lockdown horizon into May we thought we’d offer something musical that is safe and rather special.  We’re not encouraging singing… Read more

Parkland News – Making Homes for Wildlife

26th April 2021

Hibernacula … a home for newts.. Read more

Blossom Picnic Food bookings open

19th April 2021

Yumi Grindley’s food for our English Hanami blossom picnics has been a feature of the event for a few years. This year she is offering… Read more

Getting to know the Parkland

30th March 2021

This 12 hectare greenspace is an oasis of calm and tranquility in an otherwise densely built up area. A short stroll into the Parkland and… Read more

A Gardener’s Life 100 years ago: 6

6th February 2021

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A Gardener’s life 100 years ago: 5

6th February 2021

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A Gardener’s life 100 years ago:4

31st January 2021

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A Gardener’s life 100 years ago: 3

31st January 2021

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A Gardener’s life 100 years ago:2

28th January 2021

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A Gardener’s life 100 years ago:1

28th January 2021

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We’re recruiting…

4th January 2021

Yes, even as the national health situation worsens we, at the Gardens, are optimistic enough to be looking to the future and recovery. With the… Read more

Good news: we are #HereforCulture

10th October 2020

We are thrilled to hear that we have received funding from the government’s #CultureRecoveryFund! This will mean that the Gardens Trust will have a level… Read more

Working together for great days out

16th September 2020

In these troubled times the unconscious and conscious connections we make with each other and the urge to help each other out is a real… Read more

Fun and Frolics in the Gardens this August!

13th August 2020

As we beckon in a ‘new normal’ at Castle Bromwich Historic Gardens, we have taken many moments to be grateful for our ample open spaces… Read more

Summer Musical Soirees – you in?

20th July 2020

At last, like some large furry dog coming out of a lake we shake ourselves off after months of uncertainty and get to some planning. In… Read more

Members Only treat…Friday evening open gardens

20th July 2020

We are also proud to announce an extra treat for Members: Friday evening late openings. These were always planned for 2020 and even though they… Read more

Staycations at the Gardens

20th July 2020

August in the Gardens is so packed with lovely activities, performances and treats there is surely no reason to risk those queues and crowds by… Read more

Theatre returns…

11th July 2020

Roll up! We’re really pleased to announce that government guidelines now mean we can have socially distanced live performance and entertainment in the Gardens!!! Not… Read more

Cream Tea in a Box …. coming soon

8th July 2020

The perfect takeaway food for a socially distanced Garden experience… Last year’s popular Cream Tea in a carry out box is set to return to… Read more

Let them eat flowers…

3rd July 2020

Just had to share this excellent article from our Organic Gardening friends over at Ryton on Dunsmore. As the national organisations spearheading organic and pesticide… Read more

“Journeys end in family’s meeting, Every wise man’s son doth know”

28th June 2020

(to misquote Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night) There are times when the proximity of the motorway junction is a blessing! Today 2 families chose the Gardens as… Read more

Spreading your wings…. Volunteer opportunities at historic venue

19th June 2020

Kicking your heels post lockdown? Recently graduated or still on furlough? The Gardens have always been dependent on a fantastic band of happy and hardworking… Read more

July Tips from the Head Gardener

19th June 2020

Summer’s progressing  Our sense of time is a bit out of alignment these days –  lockdown has meant that many of us have been looking… Read more

Covid-19 protection measures ….keeping consistent

12th June 2020

We expect the government and scientific advice to change from time to time and have no doubt that sometimes things we plan or hope to… Read more

Time to shop…

12th June 2020

The high street is opening… If that urge to shop is strong, we have some lovely goodies in our shop you may not find elsewhere.… Read more

What to expect in the post lockdown gardens

12th June 2020

So how does visiting the Gardens now we’re open post Covid lockdown differ from the past? We are still taking advice from with the RHS,… Read more

Re-opening! Dates and plans

30th May 2020

The Gardens are re-opening! Starting with 2 special weekends for Members Only:  6th/7th and 13th/14th June. Opening to the general public will start on Wednesday… Read more

Tulips 2021- Thank You!!

29th May 2020

Thanks to our lovely supporters we have hit, and exceeded, our target to ensure we can buy our spring bulbs next year! Whoopee! That really… Read more

dragons tongue 2020

the dragon arises..

29th May 2020

Dracunculus vulgaris:  the Dragon lily It’s arrived! Also known as ‘snake lily’ and ‘devil’s tongue’ -we can see why. We’ve been lucky with warm springs… Read more

Poetry resources from Ian MacMillan

29th May 2020

Gardens inspire poetry, poetry inspires Gardens. The urge to be creative during lockdown has been fuelled, happily, by many tv programmes, blogs and online memes. Hopefully… Read more

Not the 35th anniversary – slideshow

24th May 2020

4 selections of photos from long, and not so long, ago. Plus some of the photos we have from the beginning of the restoration. 1… Read more

How many species on your doorstep?

22nd May 2020

Have you been using the inaturalist wildlife spotting app on your walks out and about Castle Bromwich and surrounds? The On your Doorstep project run… Read more

Movement for Good funding…just a click away?

22nd May 2020

Our specialist insurers, Ecclesiastical, aren’t just a financial institution, their charitable purposes are written into their very constitution; a ‘Movement for Good’. This year they… Read more

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Beans and Potatoes – plant, grow, eat and support growers.

22nd May 2020

Planting and growing beans and potatoes has always meant a lot to us in the Gardens We try to keep some of the really old… Read more

‘Never was the shade from any plant more dear’…music of the Garden

18th May 2020

You can travel the world through the plants in our Gardens. By the early 1700s plants from five* different continents could be found growing in… Read more

Memories made real

17th May 2020

A volunteer and member of the U3A (university of the third age) Art Class, which takes place in the Gardens, sent us some lovely pictures… Read more

Update on opening and covid-19

15th May 2020

Thank you for all your kind messages  expressing your support – in varying ways – for the Gardens.  We are all anxious to know when… Read more

3 extra months for Free

15th May 2020

Being a Member of the Gardens has always been ‘a worthwhile thing’. Not only do you get free entry all year round to see and… Read more

Hedgehog – in the daytime

15th May 2020

We’ve some lovely night time footage of our resident hedgehogs (see the footage on previous blog posts). They’re free to roam across all of the… Read more

Kids and BBC Newsround – good as ever

12th May 2020

Just sharing another round up of great things for kids to do.. BBCs Newsround has always been good and our national public broadcaster is really… Read more

Dig for Victory

8th May 2020

“It is the bounden duty of those who have the smallest space to cultivate, to do so intensively, that the brave may be fed and… Read more

Actinidia kolomikta

7th May 2020

It’s out and showing off its chameleon like habits! This scrambling vine has graced the courtyard for quite a few years. It happily climbs the… Read more

Origami Facemask

7th May 2020

Time to learn an extra skill….  not the easiest of folds for beginners, but just look what 2 elastic bands and some kitchen roll can… Read more

turning stony faces into smiles

7th May 2020

Our call out for your SmileStone creations to build ‘social distancing’ markers in the Gardens is beginning to take of… These have been delivered to… Read more

#wegrowtogether plants

7th May 2020

The sunny weather is again helping the fair weather gardeners amongst us to get out and pot on… It you’re planning a proper weekend out… Read more

“As steals the morn….”

2nd May 2020

a morning meditation piece As steals the morn upon the night And melts the shades away: So Truth does Fancy’s charm dissolve And rising Reason… Read more

Never quiet in the Gardens…

29th April 2020

Some more night time residents showing off to the camera the big hedgehog… the smaller hedgehog the curious fox   and some more – worm… Read more

On your doorstep nature..our wildlife survey

28th April 2020

Citizen science: we can all make a difference to the world’s knowledge. These days almost anyone can take part in gathering important information that adds… Read more

Add a smile(stone) to social distancing

28th April 2020

When we re-open the Gardens – whenever that will be – we know that social distancing will be a ‘new normal’ for some while… So,… Read more

Gardening Tips for May

28th April 2020

Gardener’s Tips for May It is now time to give your borders some attention. All the sunshine and showers means the garden should now be… Read more

Happy Birthday Will Shakespeare

23rd April 2020

April 23rd is traditionally celebrated as the birth – and death – day of local lad, William Shakespeare. It is also a saint’s day in… Read more

Geocaching – treasure hunting with a phone.

23rd April 2020

We love treasure hunts of all kinds in the Gardens.. We know too that there are lots of other seek and find activities in and… Read more

Hello bunting…

23rd April 2020

Looking forward… Volunteers have been central to pretty well every event and activity in the Gardens for decades, we are really missing their input and… Read more

…Thus the ever grateful Spring.

21st April 2020

We know that, over the centuries, the Gardens were a place where much music was played and enjoyed. This May we had planned a 35th… Read more

Hungry Caterpillar- downloadable activities

16th April 2020

Bugs are beautiful…. even before they become butterflies. Although gardeners aren’t always keen on caterpillars eating their crops, we do love watching the fluttering colour… Read more

Take a Candide virtual tour of the Gardens

16th April 2020

You can get your fix of the Garden via our audio guide app, Candide. They helped us create an audio tour and it has pictures!… Read more

Not bored with Easter yet?…

13th April 2020

Really gutted we couldn’t do our Alice in Wonderland Easter Egg Hunt this year… Maybe we’ll turn it all upside down and send it through… Read more

Tulips for twenty twenty … one

12th April 2020

Our beautiful tulips and flowers are blooming away in the Gardens – with only the songbirds to see them. Everyone will be hit hard this… Read more

Gardener’s Tips for April

10th April 2020

A few hints and tips from our excellent Gardener’s for the month of April: Things should be moving along pretty quickly now the highlight at… Read more

A Virtual Spring Flower Show

10th April 2020

Our Gardens Trust is proud to be an RHS Partner Garden, a supporter of the National Gardens Scheme (and their nursing charities) and of the… Read more

forever young … activities

7th April 2020

We had hoped to keep the Gardens open for ‘contactless’  walks and explorations – especially for our younger visitors who like to experience the magic… Read more

Creating in the Gardens

6th April 2020

Over the last few years we have been able to invite more and more artists to be inspired by the Gardens. Let’s hope, when all… Read more

a little edgy…

6th April 2020

A second week of lockdown begins – oops no, it’s the third week! It promises to be a sunny week, which means the flowers and… Read more

Monthly Gardener’s Tips

30th March 2020

In an effort to provide some #mondaymotivation for you, we will be posting Gardener’s tips the first Monday of each month. To catch us all… Read more

Farewell for now … The Temporary Closure of the Gardens

26th March 2020

 Despite the best efforts of all, the Gardens will remain closed to the public until it is safe to re-open again. An eerie and strange… Read more

Coronavirus update

19th March 2020

Gardens open during the Covid-19 for healthy walks, fresh air and social distancing play Read more

invitation to tender – contract to manage/lead Unplug and Play

7th March 2020

Due the success and rapid growth in popularity of our Unplug and Play family activities ‘brand’, we are now seeking to contract an individual, or… Read more

Schools and outdoor activities resources slam

13th January 2020

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Santa in the Gardens

29th October 2019

  SANTA IN THE ORANGERY – ALL SOLD OUT Bring the little ones to see Santa in his magical Grotto and adults get to visit… Read more

Unplug and Play – October Half Term Family Fun

27th September 2019

From Monday 28th October – Friday 1st November 2019, get your wellies at the ready for 5 afternoons of outdoor exploration, crafts and trails. There… Read more

Harvest & Apple Day 2019

17th September 2019

Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens will be hosting their Harvest and Apple day on Sunday 13th October between 12.30 – 4.30pm. One of the most popular… Read more

AGM 2019

5th June 2019

Please find here the forms and notices about the AGM 2019 for Castle Bromwich Hall and Gardens Trust Notice AGM 2019 final  (pdf) nomination form… Read more

Unplug and Play

19th May 2019

Half Term Family Friendly Activities in the Gardens Make the most of the warmer weather to get out and about in the open and discover… Read more

Blossom picnics – Birmingham’s own Hanami

17th February 2019

Spend the day under the blossom trees in the heritage orchards of the Historic Gardens. With apple and pear blossoms instead of the traditional Japanese… Read more

Land Art Festival days for schools and the public

1st August 2018

Richard Shilling – acclaimed environmental Land Artist – will make a welcome return to our green and pleasant land in October. He and his partner… Read more

Sorry – cancelled- back next year-Family Music Workshop

16th June 2018

The amazing young performers of the K’antu early music ensemble provice a fun and lively  ‘have a go’  music making workshop this summer afternoon (1pm… Read more

Vandals, mud and bugs

7th May 2018

[update: We are overwhelmed by the positive support and reaction of the public to this act of vandalism in the Gardens. we are grateful to… Read more

Water water everywhere

4th April 2018

The numbers are in. Yes, March was indeed the wettest month. In fact the wettest for 8 years. Our Education Officer Ann Brookman has been… Read more

#wegrowtogether: a guide to companion planting

6th February 2018

There’s a lot of wisdom out there amongst professional and amateur gardeners. Much folklore and science knowledge handed down from generation to generation.  In the… Read more

Love Drawing… make a date for our monthly sessions

6th February 2018

We are delighted to welcome back the ‘flower fairies’ from Birmingham Society of Botanical Artists. Last year the talented artists from the Society sat in… Read more

Wedding Fair – Elite Tents

4th February 2018

Another special opening in the early season. More and more people like the freedom of an outdoor wedding reception, so we are thrilled to host… Read more

Sunday Saunters…special weekend openings for winter wanderings

25th January 2018

Sometimes all you want on Sunday afternoon at this time of year is a bit of fresh air and a stretching of the legs. No… Read more

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Volunteering opportunities

18th January 2018

We are an all year round Garden and visitor attraction so, although winter is not usually a time for  picnics, we’re still really busy with… Read more

Lanterns this Sunday … cancelled

7th December 2017

*Heads UP* Really sorry , but due to the predicted bad weather over the next few days, we have reluctantly CANCELLED the lantern event this… Read more

The magic is starting

25th November 2017

Sunday is the first of our four enchanting afternoons in the Gardens Over the last two days the willow and lighting gnomes … aka artist… Read more

The Strawberry Tree

20th November 2017

  The Strawberry Tree (Arbutus unedo) is a easy tree or shrub to identify, having both flowers and fruit present at the same time. The… Read more

Volunteering at our Lantern Events 2017

19th November 2017

We are looking for willing volunteers to be Stewards and servers of hot chocolate and marshmallows to visitors at our upcoming Lantern Festival! Here are… Read more

EU lawmakers demand five-year phase out of weedkiller glyphosate |

7th November 2017

Source: EU lawmakers demand five-year phase out of weedkiller glyphosate | Read more


26th October 2017

This week I planted out 40 Kale plants in the Batty Langley vegetable garden that have been quietly growing along in the greenhouse since September.… Read more

Free lantern making workshops

19th October 2017

Help make our enchanted mushroom lantern village for christmas in the Gardens. We’re working with artist Sophie Handy to make 100 little mushroom houses from… Read more

New plants from old

18th September 2017

At this time of year a lot of plants are starting to go to seed, so it is a good time to go around and… Read more


13th September 2017

The Gardens are blessed with 2 apple and pear orchards and espaliered fruit fences all planted with over 60 heritage varieties dating back to the… Read more

Cyclamen hederifolium

7th September 2017

If you take a walk along the top of the Upper Wilderness to the far end and gaze underneath the large Yew tree, you will… Read more

Traditional family fun day

11th August 2017

Nearly time again for our amazingly popular low-tech family fun day. Skittles, sack races, hopscotch and egg and spoon races  bring three – or more… Read more

Unplug and Play – all summer

16th July 2017

Five weeks of good value summer fun at the Gardens Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12- 3.30… it’s Unplug and Play Crafts, gardening and… Read more

Dogs Don’t do Ballet

2nd July 2017

To kick off the summer holidays with a fun and warming outdoor show , get the kids up and moving with Bif… Biff is not… Read more

Year 6 Summer Leavers Special (New)

2nd July 2017

Transition to ‘Big School’ can be a nervy time for many pupils. The Gardens’ education department is offering a fun day out for Year 6… Read more

All the world’s a stage

1st July 2017

Those baroque Garden designers always emphasised bold theatricality in their layouts. Although we are certainly not on the grand scale of Versailles or the Royal… Read more

New-bees … we’ve got a new queen

8th June 2017

We have 4 hives on site. Two are owned by Norman and are well established in the Gardens. They have been joined by two new… Read more

Peppa Pig and gardens

5th June 2017

Popular childrens characters Peppa Pig and George will be making a visit to the Chelmsley Wood Shopping Centre this Wednesday.  Parents will know that Peppa… Read more

National Croquet Day at the Gardens

1st June 2017

This Sunday is National Croquet Day! If you’ve never played croquet, then you probably only know the game through its depiction in Alice in Wonderland,… Read more

Beak Holiday Monday

29th May 2017

The rain wasn’t much good for anything today ….but cakes were munched, masks were found, pompom flowers were made (and will be all week) …… Read more

Invasion of the Giant Flowers … half term activities

15th May 2017

Did you shrink or did the flowers just grow? Wander amongst our beautiful towering plants over 4 metres tall – they’re crocheted! This May half… Read more

Help Grow the Gardens

12th May 2017

The Gardens Trust here is run almost entirely by volunteers, who gift over 10,000 hours of their time per year to keep the Gardens trim.… Read more

Pop in for pop-up food and music…

5th May 2017

A new series of gentle, relaxed afternoons where you can take full advantage of the Gardens for some ‘me-time’. We’ve asked some of the best… Read more

Warwickshire wildlife trust out counting hedgehogs

Hedgehogs by torchlight

28th April 2017

We’ve always valued our connection with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust’s Hedgehog project. Officer Simon Thompson has always thought our mix of cultivaed grass and wilder areas… Read more

Giving Time raises money and improves your CV

17th April 2017

Looking to get real experiences down on the CV, some references to show your talents are not just wishful thinking?  These days employers look for… Read more

wild wild tulips

10th April 2017

As well as some delightful period tulips and daffodils in the Gardens we have, this year, introduced the ‘wild tulip’ … the mummy of all… Read more

Auricula …not a very prim primula

4th April 2017

To celebrate our 17th century Gardens’ new ‘Auricula Theatre’ feature we are holding a day with specialist growers HillView Hardy Plants. On Easter Bank Holiday… Read more

Potatoes planted…

1st April 2017

A good day for planting potatoes… Lots of ‘growing kits’ given away. Make sure you share your results with us #castlebromichhallgardens #wegrowtogether. I wonder who… Read more

Family Friendly volunteering in the Gardens

27th March 2017

Unplug and Play! Our school holiday programme  for families to get outside, together in a safe and creative place. Suddenly the Back Garden grew… to 10acres!  Want… Read more

Event support volunteers

27th March 2017

Do you love making something happen? Want to do something good in your community? Like working with others in a team?  Come and be a part of… Read more

Volunteer Stories: Felicity Hallam

21st March 2017

“I have been volunteering one day a week at Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens for the past 7 months as part of my History degree at… Read more

Kids plan to Takeover the Gardens

1st March 2017

Yesterday 14 young people invaded the Gardens and started plotting to take over! The young people, from nearby Braidwood School for the Deaf,  are part… Read more

Family Activities Annual Pass..

18th February 2017

Your back garden just got bigger! Our 10 acres is ready for you, and your young ones, to explore, discover, have fun and chill, all… Read more

Half Term family activities

15th February 2017

February Fun… indoors or out. The first school holiday of the year and a bit or sun and freshening air makes for lively kids, eager… Read more

Volunteers make the welcome work …

14th February 2017

We’re full of  Family Fun at half term … Can you help make the best welcome for all to the Gardens? We are recruiting volunteers… Read more

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Little Donkey doo’s mulch help ..

6th February 2017

They say what goes around comes around, well its certainly true for two local charities. With 10 acres of ground and over 600 species of… Read more

One we saw earlier…Goldcrest

31st January 2017

It may be the UK’s smallest bird, but it was easy to see this afternoon in the Gardens. Working down in the Spinney, Volunteer and… Read more

The Gardens are waking up.. visitor newsletter

29th January 2017

Our first newsletter of 2017 has just been sent to over 700 people.  Why not be the first to hear about things in the Garden.… Read more

White and Green – Snowdrops and a Green man

19th January 2017

Celebrate the return of the light with the ‘sweet harbinger of Spring’, the delicate snowdrop.  Sunday 5th February  11am -3pm. Our snowdrops have been increasing… Read more

Draw the Gardens…a botanical quest

19th January 2017

Like to Draw? Join us for our new (free) monthly relaxed drawing sessions with our artists in residence from the Birmingham Society of Botanical Artists.… Read more

Apple blossom v. Holly hedge

8th January 2017

The Woodland Trust’s latest post on caring for apple trees is great advice. (Find it here: how to prune apple trees in winter) We’ll be posting… Read more

Time for trees

3rd December 2016

Tree Dressing Day:A tree is not just for Christmas, but for …  We have over 130 mature trees in the Gardens. Most of which are… Read more

Flowers from the past

2nd December 2016

1760 was a long time ago, especially in flower terms. Plant and garden enthusiasts develop hundreds, if not thousands, of new plant varieties every year.… Read more

2000 bulbs to plant….

22nd November 2016

It’s that time of year again. Can you help us out? Tulips were a ‘really big thing’ for our Gardens’ founders. In the 17th century there… Read more

Pumpkin cook-up

22nd November 2016

It’s been an exceptionally good year for our pumpkin and squash crop.  Some went to enliven Halloween, some have been sold to our visitors. Traditionally… Read more

5 Things to Do With a Pumpkin and 1 Thing Not to Do, Ever.

7th November 2016

shared post …. Inspired? We still have pumpkins for sale on site. Why not make your own pie/soup/roasted seeds Read more

Growing the conversation

5th November 2016

Social Media Surgeries: As part of our Heritage Lottery Funded programme to become a more self sustaining charity, we are getting to know our neighbours a… Read more

Digital Volunteers wanted at Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens

26th October 2016

We are looking for volunteers who can help us with the digital side of the gardens – helping us promote our regular programme of activities as… Read more

Social Media Surgery at Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens

19th October 2016

Here at Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens we like sharing what we’re up to on our website, facebook page and other social media. We think it’s… Read more

It’s a Big Draw day…

18th October 2016

Drawing for everyone with Birmingham Society of Botanical Artists It’s Big Draw month – time for everyone to find their inner artist. The Campaign for… Read more

Half Term Family Activities – Bats and Pumpkins

18th October 2016

Colourful leaves, pumpkins and bats. Crisp and bright. Run around, stir up a colourful cloud of autumn leaves. Be a dragon blowing steamy clouds from… Read more

Batty Day….#WildaboutGardens

18th October 2016

Learn about bats and how to welcome them to you Garden.. with BrumBats. As well as our regular half term activities we welcome, BrumBats, the… Read more

Living Poetry

6th October 2016

Well it’s National Poetry day… There really is no other choice for a poem in the Gardens today. Keats definitely had it right autumn is… Read more

Dig, crush, drink, eat

4th October 2016

Fresh as fresh as fresh… Our harvest apple celebration is fast approaching. It’s been positively Isaac-Newton-like here with apples from our heritage orchard plopping, heavy and ripe,… Read more

Pokemon ‘rains’ supreme

10th September 2016

Citywide Pokemon community event Today in 20 cultural venues, from mosques to cafe and from community centres to gardens a few extra lures were planted… Read more

De Wit de woooo!

10th September 2016

De Wit make garden tools – of consummate beauty Two members of the amazingly talented garden toolmakers, de Wit, made a flying and unexpected visit… Read more


9th September 2016

Ragdoll Productions spend a day with us A lovely team of people from Ragdoll took over the Archery lawn today. The Stratford based TV production… Read more

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Harvest for Hallmoor pupils

9th September 2016

First visit of term for Hallmoor school pupils We were pleased to welcome back Hallmoor school pupils today. A class of pupils comes every Friday… Read more

Pokemon… come home

6th September 2016

All day event – with extra lures Twenty culturally specific organisations, societies and places of worship located around central and inner Birmingham are opening their… Read more

Pokemon – come home: event

6th September 2016

All over the city this Saturday (Sept 10th) we and other cultural venues will be taking part in a special event where we will be… Read more


31st August 2016

Green is the colour of plenty. Our vast veg plot – the Batty Langley garden – has been really well tended this year and all… Read more

Summer’s end?

31st August 2016

There is still colour and light to be found! Keep the summer going for longer with these luscious hanging baskets. Grown and nurtured here at… Read more

Social Media… surgeries

29th August 2016

Help us, help you Social media, web-based networking and marketing is a key to charities and communities doing things better. As part of our Heritage… Read more

Hall, Church and Gardens tours

29th August 2016

Birmingham Heritage Week this year runs from the 8th -18th September. So full of heritage is the Second City that it extends, by 7 days,… Read more

Car boot booty

29th August 2016

Our ever popular Carboot event returns on Sunday, September 11th Always a great opportunity to recycle those things you don’t want… and pick up a… Read more

(a)Maze – ing work

24th August 2016

Our holly maze is a favourite with everyone. Managing the convoluted pathways and prickly hedges is a constant job. With fewer gardeners over the last… Read more

Unplug and Play: week 5

21st August 2016

This week is all about things that move  Dance, jump, roll …wind, trees, snails….. As usual a mix of crafts and exploring the gardens: Recycled… Read more

Unplug and Play- Week 4

14th August 2016

Week 4 of summer family friendly activities This week is all about things that fly: birds, butterflies and bees  Look up, look out … there… Read more

Family Fun Day

13th August 2016

Thursday 18th August, 11-4 Traditional games for all the family  Sack races, egg and spoon, face painting, singing, storytellers, stalls, entertainment throughout the day. Remember sack… Read more

Dance, move and explore the gardens

12th August 2016

Like to run, roll, jump and be outside? Come and join this family based creative dance and movement session inspired by the gardens and children’s… Read more

Bee there! Get close up with bugs and bees

11th August 2016

Leading UK bee expert, Steven Falk, returns to take us on another bug hunt and bee walk around the Gardens. On Sunday 21st August, 12.30… Read more

Popular in varied ways

10th August 2016

It’s nice to be popular, even if the ways are many and varied. Our PokemonGo hunters like to commune in quiet groups.. welcome all (apparently… Read more

Inviting a tree to tea

9th August 2016

First day of our Woodland Trust inspired week of activities. Just the weather for picnics, lovely families and great story and songs from Chris BeeBee… Read more

Freshly dug ‘taters!

9th August 2016

4 boxes of earlies lifted by volunteers today..yum. On sale in the shop… until they’re gone. Lovely and tasty warm or in a salad. £1… Read more

Welcome to our new site

8th August 2016

The all new website! We’re still under construction, but hope you like the new look. New technologies means we can make our website  much… Read more

Rare Plant Fair 2016

8th August 2016

Great time in the sun Our annual visit from the Rare Plant Fair this weekend was blessed with bright August sunshine as well as by… Read more

Family Outdoor Activities – week 3

8th August 2016

Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th August. 12-3pm Our summer of outdoor fun ‘Unplug and Play’, continues this week with a general theme of  … Read more

play day

National PlayDay

31st July 2016

Tuesday, 2nd August, 12 – 3.30pm  Part of our Unplug and Play summer for families. Make, construct, create, paint, sort..will it be a ship, a castle,… Read more

Frogs, Tree Parties and Knitted Tents

31st July 2016

Summer activities for families in the gardens have begun. On  Tuesdays , Wednesdays and Thursdays we have ‘guided’ activities, but we are open 7 days a… Read more

Reep-ing a Mediterranean Makeover

31st July 2016

A collaboration with an international charity, REEP, providing horticultural scholarship visits, means we have had a makeover in the middle of the maze. 3 young… Read more

Bee there – close up

31st July 2016

Sunday 21st August, 12.30-4pm Leading UK bee expert, Steven Falk, returns to take us on another bug hunt and bee walk around the Gardens. We… Read more

Family Fun Day

31st July 2016

Thursday 18th August, 11-4pm Traditional games for all the family: sack races, egg and spoon, entertainment throughout the day. Light refreshments, picnicking welcomed £2.50 per… Read more

Rare Plant Fair

31st July 2016

Sunday 7th August, 11am-4pm Another visit by this great selling Fair run by Ian and Teresa Moss. 14 unique nurseries with an amazing array of… Read more

Play PokemonGo in Castle Bromwich?

28th July 2016

Are you an aspiring Pokemon Trainer? Did you know that in and around the grounds of Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens we have multiple Pokestops and a… Read more

Summer actvities volunteering vacancies

20th July 2016

Want to practice your dbbytyby wpdprjtvir wpvrupij e are runing activities 3 days a week over summer … can you ?? come along to fridy… Read more

Download our summer guide today.

18th July 2016

The summer holidays are upon us and we have so many things for you to get involved with in the Gardens for big kids and… Read more

Find & tag us on Instagram

11th July 2016

We love it when you visit, we love it even more when we get to see your photos after the fact so we’ve join Instagram so… Read more

Update from Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens, Gardener

8th July 2016

There has been a lot of work going on around the gardens recently and you can really see the changes Read more

7th August 2016: Rare Plant Fair

8th July 2016

11:00–16:30 £5.00 (£4.50 concs) with Gift Aid (RHS Members £4.00 with GiftAid) Now a permanent feature of the horticultural calendar, our fairs are held in… Read more

9th & 10th July 2016 The Crescent Theatre Company presents: Around The World In 80 Days

8th June 2016

Date and Time: 9th and 10th July at 3pm Tickets: £10 Stampeding elephants! Raging typhoons! Runaway trains! Unabashedly slapstick! Hold onto your seats for the… Read more

A bit of Castle Bromwich Hall Garden History

22nd May 2016

Just the other day over on our Facebook Page, North Arden Local History Society left a post for us with this photograph. This is Peter… Read more