From Saturday 16th March until Saturday 23rd March, over 250 community gardens, allotments and grow spaces across the UK will open their doors to new and existing volunteers.

In Birmingham there over 30 events running across the week, and it really is an opportunity for everyone to get involved.

If you are running a Big Dig event, it will be great to see some of you over the coming days, if you are not running an event yourself, then please take the opportunity to go along to one of the many spaces around the city that are opening their doors. A list is given below, full address details and activities taking place can be seen at

Saturday 16th March:
Shenley Allotments. 9am – 3.30pm.
Grove Road Community Garden. 9am – 5pm.
Mallard Close Orchard, Acocks Green. 10am – 12.00.
The Ark Edible Garden, Summerfield. 10am – 12.00
Park Lane Garden, Aston. 10am – 1pm
Allens Cross Gardeners Guild/Lower Tinkers Farm Allotments. 10am – 2pm.
Springfield Community Project. 10am – 2pm.
Edible Eastside, Digbeth. 10am – 3pm.
The Velvet Community Orchard, Erdington. 10am – 3pm.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 10am – 4pm.
Pereira Road Allotments, Harborne. 10am – 4pm.
Kings Heath Park Growing School. 10am – 6pm.
Bishop Latimer Community Garden. 10.30am – 3.30pm.
Uplands Allotments. 11am – 12.30pm.
West Heath Allotments. 11am – 1pm.
Brownfield Road Allotments 11am – 2pm.
Barlow Road Community Market Garden. 11am – 3pm.
Coplow Street Grow Site, Ladywood. 11am – 3pm.
Court Lane Allotments, Erdington. 11am – 3pm.
Balsall Heath City Farm.11am – 4pm
Masefield Community Garden. 12.00 – 4pm.
Kushinga Community Garden. 1pm – 4pm.
Martineau Gardens. 1pm – 4pm
Londonderry Community Hub. 2pm – 4pm.

Sunday 17th March:
Friends of Hazlewell Park. 10am – 1pm.
Mini Eden, East Meadway. 10am – 2pm.
Friends of Cotteridge Park. 11am onwards.
Highbury Orchard. 11am – 5pm.

Wednesday 20th March:
Urban Veg, Edgbaston. 10am – 3pm.

Please do not hestitate to get in touch if there is any help needed.