The last month has seen a lot of activity in the garden, including a great volunteer session with the green team from Selfridges and some incredible musical performances at the pop-up poetry café, which continues to get better every time.

BFoE have been conducting their Great British Bee Count in the garden and spotted several species of bee, including red-tailed bumblebees. Fundraising is underway for a beehive, so keep an eye out for the Digbeth Bees Please! fundraiser.

We have been busy planting and have peas, broad beans, runner beans, carrots, beetroot, lettuce, turnips, onions and melons all shooting up this year.

We intend to build a pizza oven this summer. Please get in touch if you can help us out with sourcing some clay. Anyone who wants to help build herb spirals and clay ovens this August with NCS volunteers can email:

A few other events are coming up this summer, including BFoE’s Nature and Wellbeing event on 30 July. Check out the calendar on our revamped website for details on what’s happening: