october, 2020

thu01oct11:00 am12:00 pmPostponedGrave Gardening11:00 am - 12:00 pm The Big Peg Event Organized By: Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries Project Event Type :Tours, Talks & Walks


Event Details

We need a bit of TLC, to improve the condition of the monuments and the biodiversity of the cemetery – grave gardeners to the rescue!

We need a team of grave gardeners to help us give the JQ Cemeteries a bit of TLC, including uncovering slabs and kerbs which have become buried by soil, fallen leaves and grass cuttings. We’ll be removing ivy, buddleia and other plants which damage the stones and we will be planting native plants to encourage wildlife.

We’ll be meeting outside The JQBID booth on The Big Peg on Golden Square each time to pick up our equipment – hi vis vests, gardening tools and gloves provided, before heading over to the cemeteries. All equipment is cleaned before and after each session for your safety, everyone will be given their own equipment for the session. We’ll give you training at the start of the session on how to do each task, so no prior experience is necessary!

We’ll be ensuring that social distancing guidelines are followed to keep everyone safe, and places are limited to avoid overcrowding. If you have any symptoms of Covid-19 please let us know so we can cancel your ticket. If you are travelling from outside the Jewellery Quarter please walk, cycle or use your own vehicle if possible. Face coverings are required on public transport.

These sessions will take place twice a month, on the alternate weeks we’ll be continuing our Community Litter Picks.


(Thursday) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


The Big Peg

120 Vyse Street #29, Birmingham, B18 6NF


Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries ProjectThis £2.3 million restoration to Key Hill and Warstone Lane cemeteries is funded through a partnership between Birmingham City Council, The National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Jewellery Quarter Development Trust. The works will include extensive restoration work undertaken to the catacombs, boundary walls, footpaths, drainage and landscaping.josie.wall@jqdt.org Post: Studio 508F, The Big Peg, 120 Vyse Street, Birmingham, B18 6NF