Fashion in bloom at Botanical Gardens

Fund-raising campaign gets welcome boost with a dash of summer style

Stylish ladies visited Birmingham Botanical Gardens to get inspiration for their summer looks as well as raise £7,000 for the horticultural attraction. The Garden Suite hosted 200 guests served lunch by resident caterers Ampersand with fashion shows held between courses. Outfits, selected by stylist Beth Goodrham, came from House of Fraser Birmingham, Jigsaw, Reiss, Karen Millen and Captain Tortue. There were also hand and arm massages from Jo Malone, eyebrow threading from Benito Brow Bar and skin care from Arbonne. The Botanical Gardens Trustees’ are campaigning to raise £1million to improve four glasshouses and introduce new features.


  1. Jennie Walker, Rebecca Meah, Beth Goodrham, Lorraine Goodman, Helen Roberts
  2. Monique Sutherland, Philippa Pickavance, Carole Taylor
  3. Jilly Cosgrove, James Wheeler, Caroline Clutton-Brock
  4. Katie Yates, Suzanne Savage, Jo Salmon
  5. Amanda Liddiard, Sarah Owen, Jill Sowry, Louise Vail
  6. Jenny Loynton
  7. Michelle Chamberlain, Suzie Branch, Lauren Hartigan-Pritchard, Claire Fell, Julia Whelan, Anna Madden
  8. Guests enjoying a fabulous lunch and the fashion show
For more details about the Trustees’ fund-raising incentives visit or tel 0121 454 1860