Brumbox Bulletin 18.04.23

Brumbox Bulletin 18.04.23

Do This

Visit John's Garden

Saturdays throughout Spring
Ashwood Nurseries, Ashwood Lower LaneDY6 0AE

Strictly speaking, this one's not in Brum but it's close enough - and special enough - for us to recommend!

Located at Ashwood Nurseries, John's Garden is regarded as one of the most beautiful private gardens in the country.

Created by Chelsea Flower Show Gold medallist John Massey, the garden is spectacularly nurtured and makes for an inspiring visit and a welcome break from city life. Admission is £7.50; £6.50 of which goes to charity!

Find out more.

After more ideas? Check out our city guide!


Picture This

Grand Central at dusk in Birmingham City Centre

This image by John Willis from December 2022 transforms the typically chaotic New Street Station into a peaceful, ocean-like scene. Thanks to the dramatic angle and dreamy lighting, Grand Central has never looked so welcoming!


Consider This

Karren Brady sits in the drivers seat of her Porsche on her way to her job as Birmingham City Football Club managing director

Watch a day-in-the-life of Karren Brady as Birmingham City's managing director in '93

This clip follows a 25-year-old Brady on match day in 1993 as she discusses her new role. 

Undoubtedly a sign of the times - almost unbelievable in parts - this video certainly highlights how far football and society in general have changed in the last thirty years! There is of course, still a long way to go.

Karren’s appointment as a young woman was unprecedented at the time and her stint in this position is notorious in the history of the club. Blues fans, what are your memories of this era?

Watch here.

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