Highbury Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Highbury Park is a beautiful open green space, is home to a variety of wildlife and plant species and has the largest variety of trees of any park in Birmingham.


Where is the park?

Highbury Park is located between Moseley and Kings Heath.

View HERE on our Birmingham map.

There are entrances to the park from the top of the High Street in Kings Heath, from Shutlock Lane off Dad's Lane (leading to a car park), from Moor Green Lane in Moseley and at the gatehouse to Highbury Hall on Yew Tree Road.

Plan your journey

 

Friends of Highbury Park

This is a voluntary group dedicated to the preservation, improvement and enjoyment of the Park

Go HERE for more about Friends of Highbury Park.

 

History of the Park

Highbury Park has a rich history, containing evidence from the bronze age right through to the present day.

It was formerly the estate of Joseph Chamberlain, who lived at Highbury Hall from 1880 until his death in 1914.  It was named after the London subarb where Joseph Chamberlain grew up.  

Highbury Hall

Highbury Hall can be approached from the park via Chamberlain's Gardens (May 2020). Photography by Elliott Brown

Highbury Park was created in 1930. Joseph Chamberlain had bequeathed the park to the people of Birmingham before his death in 1914, although the park didn't open to the public until several years after his death.

The original entrance drive to Highbury Hall was from the gates on Yew Tree Road (near Moor Green Lane) built in the 1870s. A lodge was built around the same time in 1880. This is now a private residence, but you can walk past it, in and out of the park. Trees beyond here now cover where the drive used to continue to the hall.

Highbury Park Lodge

The Lodge at Highbury Park (December 2009). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Winter in Highbury Park

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Snow on the ground at Highbury Park (December 2009). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Spring in Highbury Park

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A sunny day in May at Highbury Park (May 2020). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Summer in Highbury Park

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Willow tree Highbury Park (Summer 2018). Photography by Christine Wright

 

Autumn in Highbury Park

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Frost on the grass during the autumn at Highbury Park (November 2019). Photography by Christine Wright

 

Chamberlain's Gardens

This is an on going project to restore the gardens that used to be around Highbury Hall in Joseph Chamberlain's time there. You can walk around them, and make your way to the back of Highbury Hall. Part of it was a Kitchen Garden.

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The Orchard at Highbury Park (Summer 2018). Photography by Christine Wright

 

Chamberlain's Gardens

Chamberlain's Gardens in Highbury Park (May 2020). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

"Old Joe" as seen from Highbury Park

The clock tower (at the University of Birmingham), named in honour of the great statesman Joseph Chamberlain, can be viewed from his former estate.

Old Joe Highbury Park

Old Joe spotted from Highbury Park in the snow (Winter 2017/18). Photography by Christine Wright

 

Old Joe Highbury Park

Old Joe from Higbury Park (May 2020). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Contact and further details:

www.Highburyparkfriends.org.uk

Project dates

05 Aug 2018 - On-going

Passions

History & heritage, Photography, Environment & green action
People & community, Rivers, lakes & canals, Green open spaces

Contact

Your Place Your Space

Jonathan Bostock

0121 410 5520
jonathan.bostock@ yourplaceyourspace.com