Historic parks and gardens and planning decisions

English Heritage maintains a Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. These are parks, gardens, and other planned open spaces that have special historic interest or significance.

Being a part of this register is something that must be considered during any planning application process, to assess the impact of any development on the landscape’s special character.

There are currently 15 registered Historic Parks and Gardens in Birmingham:

  • Edgbaston Hall
  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens
  • Handsworth Park (Formerly Victoria Park)
  • Westbourne Road Town Gardens
  • Sutton Park
  • Key Hill Cemetary
  • Brandwood End Cemetery
  • Warstone Lane Cemetery
  • Aston Hall
  • Highbury Hall
  • Cannon Hill Park
  • The Vale, Edgbaston
  • Castle Bromwich Hall
  • Witton Cemetery
  • Winterbourne Botanic Garden

Detailed information about each of these sites is available by searching the National Heritage List