• Walks

    Conifer Walk. December 16th 2023

    We are holding a joint event with Birmingham Tree People on Saturday, December 16th at 10.00am. Meet in the car park off Shutlock Lane. We’ll walk around the park to learn more about our many conifer trees. Please wear suitable footwear. Free of charge and everyone welcome.

  • Walks

    RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch – February 4th 2022

    Every year we like to hold a count to see how many species of birds we can spot at Highbury. This year’s event is on Friday February 4th, meet at 11.00am in the car park. Alf Dimmock, Senior Park Ranger will lead the event. Everyone welcome. Please wear footwear suitable for walking over uneven and muddy ground.  

  • Events,  Walks

    Song of the Woods – 27 Nov, 6PM

    Tiger Skins of Sunlight, a collection of movers, shakers and magic makers present ‘The Song of The Woods’. With a community willow lantern parade and singing from Ark Tindal Primary Academy and King’s Heath Primary school choir, we are holding a beautiful winter celebration in local parks Cannon Hill and Highbury, with a live open air film screening of a shadow puppet story featuring the song ‘The Woods’ by The Phlox of Pink. Please join us on Thursday 27th November at 6pm (prompt) -7pm in Highbury Park, King’s Heath (meeting by the High Street entrance).   Our finale evening event will be held at The Old Printworks  06/12/14 with a…

  • Events,  Nature

    Bees, Trees & Me, 24 May

    There’s a buzz around Highbury Park in May! HPF, Highbury Orchard Community, Bee Keepers and friends invite you to Bees, Trees and Me, an artful celebration of bees and community, in the park on Saturday 24th May, 12-4 pm. There will be activities for all ages, including beehive inspections, making a grand bug hotel, poetry, wordplay and picnic, skep weaving and waggle dancing, plus who knows what other surprises on the day! It’s free, with opportunities to donate to voluntary groups and other projects. That said, we also need your help… …to join in and help create something special; …to collect materials for making the bug hotel; …and to give…

  • Events

    Revised Events Calendar

    Our events calendar (originally posted in February) has two revisions: a cancellation of Cathy Clarke’s Blossom Walk this week, and the addition of Bees, Trees & Me on the 24th. We are hoping to add another event or three, but have not planned them as yet. Here’s the revised list, including past events. Tuesday 25 February ‘THE LANDSCAPING OF HIGHBURY PARK’, with PHILLADA BALLARD. 7.30PM, Moseley Exchange, 149 -153 Alcester Road, Birmingham, B13 8JP Friday 7 March WILDLIFE WALK, with PAUL ANTHONY 1PM, meet at car park Tuesday 18 March ‘JOSEPH CHAMBERLAIN: Icon for our times?’, with PETER MARSH, 7PM, Kitchen Garden Cafe, 17 York Road, B14 7SA Saturday 5…

  • Events,  News

    Book Launch & Social Event

    * a double bill for your diary * Thursday November 7 at Moseley Exchange 7:00 – Book & Leaflet Launch – Birds of Highbury Park Paul Anthony (text) and Cathy Clarke (graphics) have collaborated on a wildlife book and booklet. Please join us for a celebratory launch! 7:30 – Social Event – celebrating 11 years of HPF A coffee table chat session to explore, discuss, and celebrate eleven years of activities in and for the park. We will have several tables set up, each with an ‘expert’ member of the the Friends who will be happy to answer your questions about one or more of the following: • History •…

  • Consultations,  Events,  Highbury Trust

    Highbury’s future: the public consultation

    The long-standing question of what to do about Highbury Trust is being addressed through a new proposal. The Trustees (Birmingham City Council) have published their ‘preferred option‘ for the future management, maintenance, and charitable activities of the Trust. Your participation in this is vital to setting the best course for Highbury and the surrounding neighbourhoods. The preferred option is being circulated for public discussion, and will be followed by a decision to adopt or amend. Highbury Park Friends and allied groups are taking positions to have the option amended. Our thinking is set out here, in an info pack. [] Paper copies are available at York Supplies in Kings Heath.…

  • Events,  Highbury Trust,  Incidents,  Walks

    Chamberlain gardens in the news

    Highbury was mentioned in the Birmingham Post and Mail yesterday when Cllr. Mullaney, as Council Cabinet Member for Sports, Leisure and Culture, drew attention to last week’s vandalism of the stone viewing platform in the former Chamberlain gardens near Highbury hall. As public response pours in, people are asking what can be done.  This post sets out a few answers for the near and middle future. First, we must remind everyone that the viewing platform is not in the park. It is on unassigned Highbury Trust land. Some of the Trust land is managed by the Parks department, but the rest of it is currently outside of any contracted maintenance…