We have been planting wildflower meadows with JQ Academy students, JQ Heritage Squad Volunteers and local residents. The seeds were provided as part of The Patchwork Meadow project which aims to create 1000m of pocket meadows across Ladywood, Soho and the Jewellery Quarter for everyone to enjoy.

These are the flowers we have planted in each meadow:

Corner near the railings on Vyse Street

Wildflowers

Yarrow, common knapweed, Lady’s Bedstraw, meadow cranesbill, field scabious, meadow vetchling, rough hawkbit, oxeye daisy, birdsfoot trefoil, musk mallow, ribwort plantain, cowslip, selfheal, meadow buttercup, yellow rattle, common sorrel, bladder campion, betony, greater knapweed, wild carrot, meadowsweet, hedge bedstraw, rough hawkbit, wild marjoram, hoary plantain, salad burnet, red campion, ragged robin, wild red clover and tufted vetch.

Grasses

Common bent, crested dogtail, slender-creeping, red-fescue, smaller cat’s-tail.

Corner plot by The Lodge

Wildflowers

Sheep’s fescue, cornflower, oxeye daisy, corn marigold, common poppy, yarrow

Plot by the black poplar tree on avenue

Wildflowers

Yarrow, agrimony, garlic mustard, common knapweed, wild basil, hedge bedstraw, wood avens, perforate St John’s wort, oxeye daisy, ribwort plantain, cowslip, bladder campion, hedge woundwort, upright hedge-parsley, goat’s-beard, tufted vetch, corn cockle, corn chamomile, cornflower, corn marigold and common poppy.

Wildflower seeds have also been sown around the new chapel footprint garden and around the cemetery where there are patches where only moss is growing to encourage increased biodiversity in these areas.

Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries Project

Instagram

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!
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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:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diamonds-in-the-rough-tour-tickets-251264879017

#lgbthistory #valentinesday #birmingham #jewelleryquarter #jewelleryquarterbirmingham #cemetery #tour #birminghamheritage
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This project is possible because of funding from: