Feature Pages

  • Feature Pages,  Nature,  Publications,  Resources

    Birds of Highbury Park e-book

    Highbury Park Friends have co-ordinated the creation of a 31-page book and tri-fold brochure about birds (and other wildlife) found in the park, largely through the efforts of Paul Anthony, Cathy Clarke, and Anne Gilbert. Paul (a long-time Friend, local resident, and wildlife observer) worked his notes into a longer narrative about local wildlife, some of it from century-old sources. The result is a ‘book-ends’ view of what birds have appeared and disappeared in the hundred years. Paul and Cathy worked together on the strategy for illustrating the book, whilst Cathy also developed a companion brochure. Cathy has produced earlier brochures and artwork for the Friends, so we are really…

  • Feature Pages,  Nature

    Highbury Park Plant Survey

    Ellen, Bridget, and Robyn carried out an initial Highbury Park Plant Survey on April 29 2011. It includes meadow flowers, woodland plants, and trees. The results are sorted alphabetically by Latin name.Norway Maple Acer platanoidesSycamore Acer pseudoplatanusYarrow Achillea millefoliumGround-elder Aegopodium podagrariaHorse-chestnut Aesculus hippocastanumGarlic Mustard Alliaria petiolataMeadow Foxtail Alopecurus pratensisCow Parsley Anthriscus sylvestrisDaisy Bellis perennisSilver Birch Betula pendulaButterfly-bush Buddleja davidiiShepherd’s-purse Capsella bursa-pastorisWavy Bitter-cress Cardamine flexuosaCuckooflower Cardamine pratensisCommon Mouse-ear Cerastium fontanumRosebay Willowherb Chamerion angustifoliumEnchanter’s-nightshade Circaea lutetianaCreeping Thistle Cirsium arvensePignut Conopodium majusHazel Corylus avellanaCotoneaster Cotoneaster sp.New Zealand Pigmyweed Crassula helmsiiHawthorn Crataegus monogynaCock’s-foot Dactylis glomerataMale Fern Dryopteris filix-mas agg.Great Willowherb Epilobium hirsutumHemp-agrimony Eupatorium cannabinumBeech Fagus sylvaticaJapanese Knotweed Fallopia japonicaWild Strawberry Fragaria vescaAsh Fraxinus excelsiorCleavers…

  • Feature Pages,  Henbury,  History,  News

    Historic Landscape Survey

    In 2007, historian Phillada Ballard was commissioned to research and write a history of the Highbury landscape, with an eye toward a restoration bid. Her research came up with several important findings, such as the uniquely intact connection between house and parkland; the remains of an even older garden estate at the Henburys, and an appreciation of the earlier agricultural landscape preserved accidentally by both Chamberlain and Cadbury. From the Statement of Significance: Highbury Park includes the land of two estates of historic significance in Birmingham. The first, The Henburys, established by the early 18th century is a rare survival of an estate from this period, of which there were…

  • Feature Pages,  Highbury Trust

    Highbury Trust – A Vibrant Future for a Historic Resource

    A PDF of this document can be downloaded from this page. Highbury Hall and Grounds Concept Plan A vibrant future for a historic resource! – Produced by a consortium of local groupsincluding Highbury Park Friends,The Moseley Society,Moseley Community Development Trust,Britannic Park Residents’ Associationand Heathfield Road Residents Contents 1. Vision Summary We have a vision of: 2. Introduction Highbury Hall [1] and Grounds lies 7 km to the south of Birmingham City Centre. It was once the estate of Joseph Chamberlain, one of the greatest municipal leaders of Birmingham. The Victorian mansion was built in 1879, designed by J. H. Chamberlain and the grounds were landscaped by Edward Milner, one of…

  • Feature Pages,  Nature,  News,  Tree Survey

    Trees

    Highbury Park Tree Trail Our new Highbury Tree Trail was launched on June 11th 2018, and is in a similar format to our other informative leaflets. Written by Ellen Pisolkar and beautifully illustrated by artist Catharine Clarke, it provides a wealth of information for anyone who is interested in learning about the range of fantastic trees in the Highbury landscape. Rosemary Dewar has added some activities for children to enjoy on the Tree Trail. We hope you enjoy exploring and learning more about our trees in all seasons. We will continue to hold guided tree walks around Highbury, so check out our events programme to find when the next one…