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


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.


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

Corner plot by The Lodge


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

Plot by the black poplar tree on avenue


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


The Snowflake Trail is over now until Christmas 2023.
120 of you took a Snowflake home for your own tree and 40 people left a message for a loved one on our memory tree. Thank you for visiting and making this event so special
#JQChristmas #keyhillcemetery

The Snowflake Trail is back for a 3rd year in Key Hill Cemetery and the weather laid on some real snow for us too!

The trail is free and open to everyone from 18th December until 1st January. Wrap up warm and explore, hunting for wooden snowflakes which hang from some of the trees forming a trail around the cemetery. Add the name of your loved one to our memory tree using the stars and snowflakes provided. Choose a decorative snowflake from the trail to take home for your own tree.

Please take care while walking as paths may be slippery in snowy, icy oe wet conditions. Please visit during daylight hours only.

Share your photos of your snowflake on your tree at home and tag us!

Key Hill Cemetery too far to travel? There are also snowflake trails at Lodge Hill Cemetery (18th Dec- 24th Dec), Lodge Hill Cemetery (18th Dec- 24th Dec) and Sutton Coldfield Crematorium (19th Dec - 24th Dec).

This project is possible because of funding from: