After a 12 month campaign to raise £138,000, the restoration of the historic bandstand at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens is due to begin next month. The local landmark, which nestles in the Gardens’ Grade II* listed 15-acre grounds in Edgbaston, is in a poor state of repair and requires extensive work, including roof repairs and reinstating some original features, by conservation specialists.

The project received a substantial donation from The Peter Sowerby Foundation, and generous support from the Garfield Weston Foundation, GJW Turner Trust, 29th May 1961 Trust, Feeney Trust and Grimmitt Trust – as well as money from members of the public.

Now, with just £7,500 needed to reach the target, work is due to start on the historic bandstand at the beginning of October.

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