The Borough of Solihull is 80% rural and even within the town of Solihull we’re very green! It’s possible to walk from the North of the Borough to the South hardly having to use a road by using our parks and canal footpaths. We are very proud to be regular contributors and finalists in the Britain in Bloom competition.
Solihull has 18 principle parks, of which 5 are green flag parks, indicating a good level of quality and services within them. Malvern and Brueton Park in the heart of Solihull town centre, is only a 5 minute walk from St Alphege Church and is perfect for a picnic.
Within Brueton Park, the Parkridge Centre is gateway to the Nature Area - 5 acres of wildlife haven in the heart of Solihull that plays host to children’s nature events and a café with a fine selection of cakes and goodies! The park has a beautiful lake too and is well worth a visit after a day of shopping!
Elmdon Park is a lovely country style park steeped in history with a lake walk and ample free parking and is only a 10 minute drive from Solihull Town Centre.
Castle Bromwich Hall Gardensin the North of the Borough is part of the National Trust. They are delightful 18th Century restored formal walled gardens and there are guided tours available. The gardens include period plants, a parterre vegetable garden, a holly maze, fruit trees, gift shop, and plant sales.
There are a variety of events, many free, which run throughout the year. For more information on guided walks, Shakespeare plays, music in the park and family fun take a look at the events pages.