Birmingham Botanical Gardens is offering free entry to anyone who joins The Big Walk on 26 May.
An idea from the Eden Project made possible by the National Lottery, The Big Walk is designed to celebrate the people at the heart of the UK’s communities, who work together to make a positive difference locally.
Four teams of walkers set off from Morecambe – the geographical centre of the UK – live on the BBC One Show on Wednesday 16 May. They are travelling hundred of miles, to their respective homes in Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England and shining a light on the work done by extraordinary people.
Team England will be at the Botanical Gardens on Sunday and have invited local people and community organisations to walk with them through rainforests, deserts and around the stunning gardens before sitting down to a Big Lunch on the main lawn, by bringing along a picnic.
The fun starts at 11am at the Bandstand on the main lawn. The walkers will arrive at 1130am and the Big Community Walk will begin, working up an appetite for The Big Lunch at 1pm. Across the 15 acres, anyone taking part is invited to meet local groups and projects, discover ideas to improve your community, and share what you love about where you live.
For more details checkout https://www.birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk/events/the-big-walk/