Love Parks Week 2010!

This week is Love Parks Week 2010. It is an annual campaign organised by the Parks Charity Greenspace and supported by Birmingham Open Spaces Forum.

Bees at the Martineau Gardens

Birmingham has a variety of parks and open spaces such as nature reserves, ornamental gardens, woodlands, sports pitches, and allotments as well as formal parks. Edgbaston Ward doesn’t have a park any more (since Calthorpe Park was moved wholly into Sparkbrook Ward at the last boundary changes) but we are very close to Cannon Hill Park (one car park is in Edgbaston Ward although the main park is in Moseley!), plus we have the Botanical Gardens, Birmingham Nature Centre, and the Martineau Gardens featured yesterday of course.

Tree planing at Cannon Hill Park earlier this year

Parks and open spaces provide opportunities for urban wildlife – as well as being pleasant places for people to enjoy. Research shows that 87% of people have used their local park or green space in the past year.

The Guinea Gardens allotment site in Edgbaston

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