Credit Munch at Gardeners’ Weekend

By on 25/08/2009 in News, Video News

Birmingham City Council's award winning Credit Munch garden is one of the star attractions at this year's Gardeners' Weekend.

Fresh from success at the Chelsea Flower and Gardeners' World Live, the garden now has pride of place at Kings Heath Park for the annual event on September 5 and 6.

Designed and built in conjunction with pupils of Wheelers Lane Primary School in Kings Heath, the Credit Munch garden shows how Birmingham families can grow fresh fruit and vegetables, even with limited space.

Wheelers Lane pupils designed and made a scarecrow and also worked with a wormery to compost waste for the garden.

Staying with the green theme, the garden incorporates an apple tree to offset the carbon produced in the manufacture of paving slabs for the display.

Councillor Martin Mullaney, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Sport and Culture, said: “Credit Munch is an exciting and creative design that will hopefully encourage not only parents and single adults to find their green fingers at Gardeners' Weekend, but children as well.

“This garden is an important statement by Birmingham that we want to make our urban scene an environmentally green one and I think we've really gone out and achieved it with this garden.”

Mike Hinton who helped to create this garden and is the manager of Kings Heath Park, added: “I wanted to transform a straightforward design into something exciting, enthusiastic, creative and cost effective to encourage not only parents and single adults, but to make it accessible for children as well. I think we've really gone out and achieved this with the Credit Munch garden.”

Some 20,000 people are expected through the gates of Birmingham City Council's popular gardening show for a chance to be a part of the amazing green extravaganza.

Other attractions include Mamma Mia's Italian Market, the floral marquee, the Matthew Boulton floral display, the societies and allotments marquee, a children's play area, face painting, displays from West Midlands' Woodcarvers and the award-winning traditional jazz band Zenith Hot Stompers.

To book in advance, call Birmingham Box Office on 0121 303 2323 or visit

Tickets Prices
Adult – Advance: £5.00
Concession – Advance: £3.00
Family – Advance: £13.00 (2 Adults & up to 3 Children)

Adult – On the Day: £8.50
Concession – On the Day: £5.50

Show Dates: Sat 5th & Sun 6th September
Location: Kings Heath Park
Show Hours: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm daily

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