Blossom in Birmingham

White damson blossom at Brockhampton

We're celebrating spring and Birmingham’s botanical history with city centre pop-up blossom gardens and a legacy tree planting programme around the city.

Birmingham, described historically as a ‘town ringed by blossom’, was once surrounded by gardens and orchards but since the 1900s the number or orchards has dropped by 85%.

City centre blossom

As part of Birmingham 2022 Festival we've installed more than 50 blossoming trees along with colourful seating in the city centre so you can to take a moment to enjoy the fleeting beauty of blossom.

The blossom installations can be seen between now and the 2nd May at St Phillip’s Cathedral Square and Edgbaston Street, next to the indoor markets. 

Each of the gardens feature 22 planters with a mixture of blossoming trees including ornamental cherry, apple, pear and plum, along with colourful benches so you can sit and experience this key moment in spring.


In the autumn, when the installation comes to an end, we will be planting over 500 blossoming trees around the city with support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery. 

We'll be working with local communities to recreate a symbolic ‘ring of blossom’ around the city, following Birmingham’s 27-mile, iconic number 11 bus route.

If you’d like to find out more, adopt a tree or get involved please get in touch via email 


Birmingham Blossom pop-up gardens have been developed in partnership with Birmingham 2022 Festival, Birmingham Cathedral and Birmingham City Council with support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.


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