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

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We are loving the summer weather and all the opportunities it brings for outdoor events, including theatre and music.
On 28th August we're having an 'Acoustic Afternoon' in the catacombs at Warstone Lane Cemetery and are looking for musicians! Interested?
https://cemeteries.jewelleryquarter.net/event/acoustic-afternoon-call-for-musicians/
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We have welcomed Oscar Wilde and @dontgointothecellar to the catacombs in Warstone Lane on this fine summer evening.
Want to join us for a unique theatre experience? Tickets now on sale for Strictly Sherlock on Saturday 21st August:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/158713814291
@jq_bid @jewelleryquarter
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Just what we’ve been waiting for @madebycooper

Our Key Hill badges have arrived and they are spot on 🤩

You can get yours by donating to our @crowdfunderuk to support the @friendskeyhillwarstonelanecem in raising essential funds for restoring gravestones.

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#crowdfunder #jewelleryquarter #jewelleryquarterbirmingham #birminghamheritage
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We love wildlife but it sure is hard to capture on camera! We can't wait for this workshop to get some tips from Lizee Oliver @gingerfox.photography on 24th July at 10am.
No experience or DSLR needed, just your enthusiasm and your phone! Tickets £3.
Book now:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wildlife-photography-workshop-tickets-162424597343
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This project is possible because of funding from: