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Blog feature
Beautiful borders 

9 Jun 18

Our gardening team has added more than 1,500 bedding plants to DZG’s formal borders – and it’s looking blooming lovely.


Blog feature
Andy’s anniversary 

31 May 18

Dudley Zoo’s longest serving employee Andy Palmer has just notched up a tree-mendous 40 years as one of our gardeners.


News
Volunteers from Lichfield Canal trust to recreate Gallows Wharf for Britain in Bloom competition 

15 May 18

Lichfield’s canal trust has launched a project to recreate the city’s historic Gallows Wharf, incorporating planting areas in a Garden of Reflection.


Local news
Northfield goes on display 

7 May 18

Later this week local gardening volunteers will have the ‘fruits of their labour’ put on display at the prestigious RHS Malvern Spring Festival.


FixMyStreet
Gardening Leave, 5th May 

5 May 18

Plenty of room on the road and still decides to block the pavement by mounting the kerb Report on FixMyStreet…


Blog feature
Newsletter: April 21, 2018 

21 Apr 18

In a packed edition of the newsletter we’ve got pizza, karaoke, gardening, litter collecting, and a couple of events to raise funds and awareness for Polio Eradication.


Blog feature
Bamboo banquet 

16 Apr 18

Offcuts from bamboo bushes at DZG have provided tasty treats for some of our animals.


Blog comment
Blooming marvellous 

20 Mar 18

Just a quick note here that I would like to express my huge admiration and appreciation to his lady, whose name is Yoke Van Der Meer – this wonderful woman leads the Gardening Club at the Community Centre in Brownhills and is responsible, with club …


Blog feature
Steve’s Allotment – The Beast from the East 

3 Mar 18

We’ve had some cold weather this last week and last night we had some snow and heavy winds….


Blog feature
A cut above! 

28 Feb 18

DZG’s gardening team will be a cut above when it comes to taking care of the car park’s grass verges and banks – thanks to three new green machines.


News
Birmingham Botanical Gardens win GOLD at RHS Show. 

23 Feb 18

Birmingham Botanical Gardens win gold for their National Collection of Cyclamen, a first for the educational charity.


Baggies
All Change At West Brom 

13 Feb 18

All Change At West Brom Vitalfootball:WBA:13/02/2018 12:25:00 West Bromwich Albion have this afternoon confirmed that both Chairman John Williams and Chief Executive Martin Goodman have been placed on gardening leave with immediate effect…


Sport
West Brom confirm sacking of chairman John Williams and chief executive Martin Goodman 

13 Feb 18

The Baggies’ senior pair have both been placed on gardening leave…


Baggies
Albion owner Lai sacks Chairman and CEO 

13 Feb 18

Williams and Goodman placed on Gardening Leave with immediate effect.


Local news
Children get Green-Fingered for Community Project 

12 Feb 18

Children from an academy in Coventry have put their gardening skills to the test to help to create a community remembrance garden.


Weather
Not the best of mornings for gardening (WS7 weather report 10-2-2018) 

10 Feb 18

Sadly, I do not have much weather cheer for those of you planning a morning of gardening.


News
Solihull Mayor visits Newlands Bishop Farm 

22 Jan 18

GARDENING, animal care and knife skills are all in a day’s work for all at Newlands Bishop Farm as The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Stuart Davis, found out.


Blog feature
Bench remembers Paul 

11 Jan 18

We ’ re remembering DZG gardener, Paul Oakley, with a memorial wooden bench located in the area where he used to tend.


Blog feature
8 gardening hacks using everyday household items 

24 Nov 17

Gardening is incredibly rewarding, and it doesn’t have to cost the earth.


Blog comment
New Green Party councillor with Birmingham links 

24 Nov 17

Herefordshire Greens decisively gained a seat from the Conservatives in yesterday’s by-election.


Blog feature
A new chapter begins … a new Director 

6 Nov 17

2017 has been the year we have celebrated 20 years of Community Gardening, dedicated a building to former patron Mollie Martineau and begun the refurbishment of the Pavilion.


News
Distraction burglar preyed on elderly couple 

30 Sep 17

A MAN tricked his way into an elderly couple’s house in Burton and stole thousands of pounds from them is being tracked by the police.


Blog comment
Carrying the Shopping can Improve Strength in Over 65s 

29 Sep 17

Carrying the shopping, gardening, or vacuuming, can help older people to lead healthier lives for longer, according to leading physiotherapists.


Council
New gardening club brings together young and older residents in Oldbury 

25 Sep 17

Community-spirited young people and older residents are getting together as part of a new gardening club in Oldbury.


Blog feature
A building that won’t cost the earth 

19 Sep 17

Week: 2 The Martineau Gardens Pavilion Refurbishment Appeal Refurbishing our Pavilion means Martineau Gardens can continue to be the place where people, plants and wildlife meet.