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Warstone Lane Cemetery
Vyse Street
Birmingham, B18 6LJ United Kingdom
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The jewellery quarter cemeteries are rich in biodiversity and natural habitats, but not all the plants which grow there are suitable for the environment.
Buddleia has a reputation for being loved by butterflies, but also has many downsides – it’s not a native plant, and it can be extremely destructive thanks to it’s habit of growing out of walls, grave monuments and other inappropriate locations.

During September and October we are working with Sustainable Life to remove buddleia from Warstone Lane cemetery where it is becoming very invasive, so that we can plant native fruit trees and bushes instead – which will be less destructive and offer better wildlife habits.

In these practical and hands on sessions we’ll be learning how to recognise buddleia (and other invasive plants), how to safely prune them back and working with Birmingham City Council to get the cut branches cleared away for mulching. No experience necessary, all training and equipment is provided. This session takes place outside and social distancing will be observed.

We’ll be in the cemetery every Thursday from 2nd September til 7th October from 3pm til 6pm. You don’t have to come for the whole session, or commit to coming every week. If you are interested in helping us, please email josie.wall@jqdt.org to sign up.


30th September 2021
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Josie Wall

Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries Project


We had an amazing day yesterday at the @jqbid #jqfestival collaborating with @jo_gane1 @suslifeuk @dontgointothecellar and of course the @friendskeyhillwarstonelanecem meeting so many amazing people

We couldn't have done it without everyone's help, including loads of support behind the scenes from @bhamcitycouncil @coffin_works @thehivejq and all the amazing #JQHeritageSquad volunteers.

Now we need to sleep for a week but then we'll be buzzing with ideas for 2023!

We are very excited about 'Diamonds in the Rough' a unique tour with storytelling & live performance, exploring queer history in the JQ Cemeteries for LGBT History Month.
Join Sheldon K Goodman and
Sacha Coward from @thecemeteryclub
on 12th-14th February:

#lgbthistory #valentinesday #birmingham #jewelleryquarter #jewelleryquarterbirmingham #cemetery #tour #birminghamheritage

This project is possible because of funding from: