The wonderful gardens of Moseley will be open to the public on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June 2019, from 1.00pm – 5.30pm. There will be a great selection of different gardens open each day and a comprehensive Open Gardens Guide to help you plan your way around our beautiful neighbourhood.
Tickets are £6 for one day or £10 for the weekend, cash only, no cards. Under-12s go free.
Advance tickets will be available from Saturday 15th June from A Painted Room, 136 Alcester Road and Moseley Gifts and Gardens on the corner of Oxford Road and St Mary’s Row.
Thirteen venues will be open on Saturday 29th June. In addition to A Painted Room and Moseley Gifts & Gardens, tickets will be available from the Moseley in Bloom stall at The Farmers’ Market and the four gardens marked with [tickets] below:
- The Dovecote, Alcester Road
- 14 Amesbury Road [tickets]
- 83 Salisbury Road
- 21 Chantry Road
- 80 Park Hill
- 45 Trafalgar Road [tickets]
- 26 Sovereign Way
- 124 Trafalgar Road
- The Coach House, Oakland Road [tickets]
- St. Mary’s Church and churchyard
- 57 Oxford Road
- 65 School Road
- 53 Greenhill Road [tickets]
There are twelve venues opening on Sunday 30th. Tickets will be available at Moseley Gifts & Gardens and the seven gardens marked with [tickets] below:
- Billesley Lane Allotments, Southlands Road [tickets]
- 94 Greenhill Road
- 49 Greenhill Road
- 21 Dyott Road
- 56 St. Agnes Road
- 271 Yardley Wood Road [tickets]
- 269 Yardley Wood Road
- Maple Dene, 10-14 St. Agnes Road [tickets]
- 42 Amesbury Road
- 201 Moor Green Lane [tickets]
- 65 Moor Green Lane [tickets]
- 7 Ashfield Road
- 21 Cambridge Road [tickets]
- 34 Woodfield Road [tickets]
As you wander around the gardens you will be able to enjoy a cup of tea, homemade cakes, music and arts at different venues. There will be gardens where you can enjoy a Pimms or Prosecco as you contemplate which garden you loved the most – there will be plenty of competition!
On Saturday – tea, coffee and cakes will be served at 53 Greenhill Road, and we have three Prosecco bars – at 14 Amesbury Road, 45 Trafalgar Road and The Coach House, Oakland Road.
On Sunday – tea, coffee and cakes will be available at three venues: 201 Moor Green Lane, Maple Dene 10-14 St. Agnes Road and Billesley Lane Allotments. We have a Prosecco Bar at 65 Moor Green Lane and a special Pimms bar at 21 Cambridge Road, where you can also enjoy home-made chocolate brownies.
We listened to feedback after last year’s Open Gardens and this year our garden guide booklet indicates gardens that are mobility friendly.
Free Bus on Sunday
On the Sunday of Open Gardens we have a free bus service to help you get round to visit the gardens. Andrew the driver will be running a continual half-hourly circuit which stops either at or very near each of the open gardens
At 53 Greenhill Road starting around 1:30pm we have Slow Train – the duo version featuring fiddle from Matt with Andy’s acoustic guitar plus harmonica – doing 45 mins of country with a touch of the blues, some 50’s/60’s classic ballads plus originals. Next we have Elodie Bonnick singing, backed by her electric guitar. Around 3pm our third act is well worth catching. Sam Cornwell‘s assured acoustic guitar work and backing harmonies combine with Laura Cort‘s strong and soulful voice to both entertain and move the audience. This should take proceedings up to 4 o’clock at which point we will start over but with shorter sets, to end at around 5pm.
Sheila Fawkes Café Orchestra will be playing vintage jazz and trad. standards at The Coach House, Oakland Road.
Mick Perrier will be playing organ music for a summers day, at 1pm in St. Mary’s Church
On Sunday, the City of Birmingham Brass Band will be playing at Billesley Lane Allotments.
We’ll be selling raffle tickets during the Open Gardens weekend. Roving sellers will be visiting all the gardens at various times and you can also buy raffle tickets at the Farmers Market stall. Look at this list of fabulous prizes!
- Four-course lunch for two at Carters of Moseley
- Bottle of whisky and a bottle of prosecco donated by Sainsburys in Moseley
- Hanging basket donated by Four Seasons Nursery of Queensbridge Road
- Meal for two worth £40 at The Covered Wagon, Yardley Wood Road, Moseley
- Four tickets for an autumn concert at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
- Two bottles of wine donated by the Co-op in Moseley
- Meal voucher worth £30 for Damascena of Moseley
- Hamper of deli treats donated by Nima Delicatessen of Moseley
- Vouchers worth £15 for Indigo Wholefoods of Moseley
- Two tickets for an autumn show at Birmingham Rep
- Dinner for two worth £30 at The Village in Moseley
- Gift voucher worth £20 for Maison Mayci in Moseley
- Two cinema tickets for the MAC in Cannon Hill Park
- Meal for two worth £30 at Zindiya of Moseley
- £25 voucher for brunch at Lewis’s of Moseley
- Box of chocolates donated by Marks and Spencer in Moseley
- Voucher worth £15 for Kin of Moseley
- Main course for two at Pizza Express in Moseley
- Voucher for five loaves at Loaf Bakers of Stirchley
- Bottle of wine donated by Drinksville of Moseley
Front Garden WinnersThis year Moseley in Bloom decided to run our annual front-garden scheme in May instead of August/September. We received 28 nominations from the public and the three winners are:
- Small Front Garden: 61 St. Anne’s Court on the corner of Park Hill and Chantry Road
- Large Front Garden: Riverside House, 21 Alcester Road
- Parking Garden: 139 Oxford Road
65 School Road has a children’s quiz with prizes, at 49 Greenhill Road children can follow an Animal Trail and at 269 Yardley Wood Road each child can choose a free decorated pebble painted by the garden owner.
Schools Projects exhibition
Four local primary schools have benefitted from Moseley in Bloom grants for the 2018-19 academic year. At Billesley Lane Allotments on Sunday there will be displays of the projects they undertook.
You can read more about the MiB Schools Project here