Action-packed September at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Action-packed September at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

It may be the end of summer and time to go back to school, but Birmingham Botanical Gardens still have a whole host of activities to keep the family going until half-term, including a country music festival, outdoor cinema screenings, Heritage Open Day and Bonsai Demonstration.

On Sunday 2 September the Gardens will play host to the Rotary Club of Edgbaston’s 28th annual Country Music Festival and Extravaganza. They will have the popular country band Texas Tornados performing, supported by the amazing Kezia Gill. Make sure you brush up on your line dancing and get some practice in before you come down.

There will also be a variety of sideshows, such as the human fruit machine, as well as a number of stalls to peruse, selling: scrumptious samosas, delicious homemade cakes, books, jewellery and bags. Historically, the weather has been warm and welcoming on this day – what’s not to love! Normal admission prices will apply.

Then, from the 13 – 15 September, enjoy some movie magic in our idyllic surroundings as Cult Screens come back for another run of outdoor cinema screenings including Leon, Pretty Woman and The Greatest Showman. Book a bean bag, deck chair, bring a blanket, grab some popcorn and settle in for a luxurious cinema experience. The bar on site will stock a range of alcoholic drinks, including craft beers, lagers and ciders, as well as a variety of wine and non-alcoholic beverages.  Head over to the Cult Screens website to book tickets.

The Gardens are also delighted to announce that on 16 September, they will have a Heritage Open Day – which means admission is free! Bring along the whole family and escape into their wonderful gardens for a few blissful, relaxing hours on this Sunday afternoon. The Pavilion Cafe will be open for light refreshments, and you can pick up some stunning gifts in the shop. On top of this, there will be a  Garden Fair made up of a number of stalls where visitors will find a selection of plants, greetings cards, handmade jewellery, stained glass decorations, art prints and much more!

Lastly, also on the 16 September, the Stourbridge Bonsai Society will be onsite carrying out a Bonsai Demonstration. Make sure you bring along any questions you have, as well as your own Bonsai and meet with like-minded people who can offer expert advice of how to take care of your wonderful little tree. Admission for this event will also be free.

James Wheeler, chief executive of Birmingham Botanical Gardens, said: “With children heading back to school and summer drawing to a close, here at the Gardens, we are keen to keep the excitement going with a number of events for families and people of all ages to enjoy. We hope that families can make memories here time and time again, especially as we seek to offer a variety of affordable events throughout the year! If you’re struggling to keep kids entertained after the long summer, take a look at our programme of events online – we have a number of spooky Halloween events around the corner to keep an eye out for too.”

For more information on events at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, visit www.birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk/whatson

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