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


On 25th November 2021, Olivia Swinscoe @oliviagracephoto ran a photography workshop for Year 10 pupils from City Academy @corecity_acad. The group were each given a disposable camera with 27 shots, to capture themes of life and death such as 'movement and stillness', 'light and shadow' and 'public cemetery, private grief' while exploring Key Hill and Warstone Lane Cemeteries.
This video contains just a selection of the best photos taken by Year 10.

Explore the Gothic side of the Jewellery Quarter with Tour Guide Ian Braisby before warming up at the Shakespeare Inn & rounding off the afternoon with a candlelit tour of @coffin_works museum.
A unique experience on Sun 5th Dec from 2pm-6pm. Tickets £20:

Is it too early to talk about Christmas?
We hope not because we're getting really excited about 'Christmas Classics at the Catacombs' with @voiceofthetown choir on 2nd December at 4.30pm
Free event - Christmas songs, project thank yous & festive raffle!

Explore the Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries & discover the stories which link the area to the world, through the history of the British Empire.

Carrying on the work begun during the #2Visions2Legacies project, we have a new tour exploring Colonial Connections in the Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries. Join us for FREE on the 27th or 28th November:

This project is possible because of funding from: