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Highbury Garden's

4 Yew Tree Road

Birmingham

B13 8QG

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Have you registered as a Highbury Volunteer - https://chamberlainhighburytrust.co.uk/gardens-volunteers/

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INFORMATION FOR VOLUNTEERS

The Chamberlain Highbury Trust offers practical outdoor volunteering sessions to restore the gardens & woodlands of the Highbury estate in Highbury park.

Volunteer sessions will happen regularly on a Wednesday's.

There will also be weekend, family and youth sessions.

We are constantly reminded of the very special asset that Highbury is and are looking forward to making it more accessible.

The Project

The Highbury’s Gardens project marks the first phase of a historic landscape restoration programme for the 30 acres of gardens around the house (Highbury Hall) designed by Edward Milner in 1879. There are also plans to restore the mansion more of the grounds pending further funding.

The ‘Highbury’s Gardens’ project will reinstate the original driveway from the Lodge up to the house, restore the rhododendron garden, open up views between the lake and the house and improve the footpath network to the east of the house.

This opportunity is open to anyone - no previous experience needed, just willingness to learn and be part of an exciting project and team.

The Main Aims

  • Enjoy some physical outdoor work.
  • Have fun with other members of the team.
  • Learn more about your local park.
  • Remove pest/invasive species.
  • Increase biodiversity and improve habitat.
  • Tidy the gardens/woodlands of the estate.

The Work

Preparation work for events and other activities and installations, making sure the ground work is in place to support other programmes of work in the Highbury Estate and Orchard

  • Creating signage for the orchard and events
  • Moving logs and clearing areas for new development
  • Creating habitats and replanting in the woodland
  • Managing Litter and removing rubbish from the site

What to Wear

Hard hats and gloves are provided but volunteers should bring sturdy footwear, long sleeves, and jeans or similarly durable trousers.

Timings

Meet at 10am with Lucy, Meeting at the Caretakers House outside Highbury Hall B13 8QG

How to Book

To ensure tool safety and social distancing we can currently only have 6 volunteers spaces per session. You have to book by registering on Eventbrite

If you have questions or would like to know more about how you will be supported and the work you will be carrying out, please get in touch or visit our website to sign up or for more information email chamberlainhighburytrust@outlook.com

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Highbury Garden's

4 Yew Tree Road

Birmingham

B13 8QG

United Kingdom

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Organiser The Chamberlain Highbury Trust

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The Chamberlain Highbury Trust was established in 2016 to preserve and restore Highbury in Birmingham (once the home of Joseph Chamberlain). 

Our aspiration is to make Highbury fully accessible to everyone and regain its rightful place in Birmingham’s historical and cultural landscape.

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