Walls and archways of Elmdon Manorís Walled Garden are receiving
much needed repairs thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund
and support from Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and Solihull Metropolitan
Warwickshire Wildlife Trust who is overseeing the project manage
Elmdon Manor Nature Reserve under an agreement with Solihull
Metropolitan Borough Council.
Elmdon Manor Nature Reserve is situated on the outskirts of
Solihull, 0.5km south-west of Elmdon just off the A45. The reserve
covers 12.5 acres and reputedly contains one of the largest walled
gardens in England (2.5 acres).
Warwickshire Wildlife Trustís Reserves officer, Sophie Lloyd
"Prior to management by The Trust, Elmdon Manor was a public
park slightly neglected and run-down. Since 1983 much work has been
conducted on the nature reserve in an effort to conserve its
woodland, grassland and unique walled garden.
"So far we have surfaced footpaths, cleared the ornamental
pond and replanted the orchard. The wall and archway repair project
is all part of the ongoing management of this site and will
hopefully encourage more use of the site.
"If anyone is interested in helping please call us on 024 76