A circle of blossom around Birmingham

From the National Trust webiste:

Blossom in Birmingham

Birmingham was once described as ‘a town ringed by blossom’ as it was surrounded by gardens with blossoming trees. We are working with residents, schools and community groups to create a new, symbolic ‘ring of blossom’ and bring more blossom to Birmingham. This winter, thanks to support from the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, more than 500 blossoming trees will be planted around the city’s iconic Number 11 circular bus route.

Click to read more about the project on the National Trust website.

Kings Heath Park is on the no 11 bus route so the Friends of Kings Heath Park were delighted when our application for ten cherry blossom trees was successful! Volunteers met with Dave, Graham and Kevin from the Horticultural team to plant the trees on 17th January. The trees have been planted in an area near the Thrive garden, in front of the wood, to give lower chance of disturbance with maximum visual impact. We look forward to watching them grow, and enjoying the blossom in the years to come.

If you’d like to know more about the trees in Kings Heath park, check out the Kings Heath Park trees website.


Since the donation of the cherry trees from the National Trust, we were fortunate to acquire some apple trees from Thatcher’s Cider, as part of their Community Orchard project. We met on Monday 3rd April and planted them next to the cherry trees, so that we will have two types of blossom to look forward to in the spring!