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Kings Heath Park, Birmingham

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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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  • I often visit here for an evening walk as it is so peaceful. The park is well looked after and always looks lovely with flowers. There is a climbing frame for kids, basket ball courts and astro i thin...  more »
  • A small selection of home prepared products available to park users. Premises and interior décor are from the bygone ages. A little oasis for walkers, strollers and visitors to the Park.  more »
  • Enjoy my lunch time walks here with my colleagues. A very pleasant park. Great to see the educational pointers for Schools about the wildlife at the park. Will definitely be visiting the Garden Center...  more »
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  • Review for the tea room (not park): Although this café appears to be family friendly (box of large building blocks available) this was definitely not my experience today. When two lively toddlers were having fun with the toys (my child and a friend's child) and were a bit loud one member of staff shouted "SHUT UP!" from the kitchen. We were engaged with the children and encouraging them to play more quietly. There was no attempt to politely ask them to be quieter. So I definitely can't recommend this as a place to take young children.
  • Great family friendly park. 2 childrens play areas. Popular with the local running club
  • Beautiful park with a pond and great sports facilities. The cafe is lovely too!
  • Great for dogs walkers, families or a walk on your own. Great open space and 2 parks. Definitely worth a visit x
  • Lovely park, nice plant and flower shop...nice coffee shop and a lovely pond to sit around.

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