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Cannon Hill People's Park - Discovery Open Week FREE


Celebrating 135 years of Birmingham People's Park heritage. From village mills on the River Rea at Edgbaston, Pebble Mill and Moor Green, and farm with ancient woodland (SINC) gifted by Sir John Holder. In 1873 Louisa Ryland created Cannon Hill Park gardens and lakes with design by John Gibson who 10 years earlier had landscaped Battersea Park and Chelsea Gardens, and who introduced a botanist's collection of world trees and Sub-Tropical garden to the Birmingham park. This feature has recently been restored, as well as the working model of the Elan Valley Dams from which the City gets its water. For HOD weekend and Birmingham ArtsFest we have the new Elan Heritage Museum joining us, as well as the Darwin 200 Nature Trail around the City Centre and Tree for Life Exhibition in the Park Boathouse. Special Activities for Children/Families Details

Making history live with city history re-enactment around the Golden Lion Tudor house and Garden Tea Rooms. World City Plants and People activities/exhibition, and Interactive Arts around the Park. Cannon Hill nature and wildlife conservation events inclu Directions

2 m S of city centre, by A38, opp Edgbaston Cricket Ground. Public Transport Details

Buses 1, 4 & 47. Opening Times

Thursday 10th September: 1100-1600 Friday 11th September: 1100-1600 Saturday 12th September: 1000-1700 Sunday 13th September: 1000-1700 Family-friendly Full wheelchair access Parking on Site Disabled Parking on Site Toilets on Site Disabled Toilets on Site Event Specially Put on for HODs Green Flag Award Key

Additional Information

Car parks off Edgbaston Rd, by Midlands Arts Centre, off Russell Road, off Pershore Rd by Nature Centre, and at Holders Wood and Sports Pavillion off Moor Green Lane B13.. Organised By

Cannon Hill People's Park

Image Courtesy of Simon Hammond

10 September 2009 –13 September 20092009-09-10T11:00:00Z2009-09-13T11:50:00Z

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Cannon Hill Park

The Information Centre
2 Russell Road

B13 8RD Birmingham GB

0121 442 4226

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