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Kings Heath Park, Birmingham

(4.2/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
Kings Heath Park is a Green Flag status park in the Kings Heath district of Birmingham, England, which is managed by Birmingham City Council.For a time, the park was used as the setting for the popular ATV programme Gardening Today.HistoryThe park is centred on a house, built in 1832 for the newly elected MP William Congreve Russell. In 1880 the house was bought by John Cartland, a wealthy industrialist and ancestor of the author Barbara Cartland. In 1902 the Cartland family formed the Priory Trust Co Ltd to own and manage the house and land with the intention of developing the area for housing. These plans came to nothing, and on 9 November 1908 the Trust sold the house and half the surrounding land to the Kings Norton and Northfield Urban District Council. The council immediately opened the grounds as a public park.From 1909-1911 the house was used as a school. In 1911, Kings Heath — and the park — was incorporated into the city of Birmingham. The Trust sold the remaining land to Birmingham Corporation on 10 February 1914, and this was immediately incorporated into the park.In 1953, the city council created a School of Horticultural Training in the house, using part of the park as training gardens. Since 1995, this has been run, under a partnership arrangement, by Pershore (later Warwickshire) College and Bournville College.
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TripAdvisor
  • Our second visit to this charming tea room in the heart of the park.. Only this time a real Disappointment. Quite empty on arrival, but the latte I ordered was not very tasty at all, Overall it was bl...  more »
  • I would definitely recommend this place. As the atmosphere is friendly, The people are happy to go to this park, children laughing and having fun. Something also great is, they take care of all the fl...  more »
  • Visited the Park following recommendation from a friend. Enjoyed a brisk stroll around and fed the ducks - healthy wholemeal bread! Then took refreshment ourselves in the Tearoom - lovely coffee and c...  more »
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  • It's probably not their fault as google stated that their horticultural centre was open until 1630 on a Saturday but it's only own weekdays between 10 to 2. I can only presume this to catch the retired crowd but they've conveniently forgot that Birmingham has a thriving crowd of young urban subsistence gardeners. I had a look through the gates and they actually looked like they had everything I wanted and since I'm planting up a whole garden, they're profit would gave run in the multiple hundreds. Guess I'm going to be internet shopping from now on!
  • It has an outdoor table tennis table, basketball court, and tennis courts. A nature trail and pond with seating overlooking it, there is a small zoo, Victorian Tea Rooms. Location of one of the Royal Horticultural Society college's, and gardens. has two family play areas, with safe parking in two areas.
  • Lovely place to take a walk, had a lovely day with my daughter and have a lovely tea room but think prices are a little too high for what u get, also they allowed a dog to sit in there which put me off
  • Great space to enjoy nature. Plus a nice café
  • A lovey park with a beautiful Victorian tea room. Have been coming here for over 35 years with my children and now my grandchildren