Botanical Gardens, a glass of fizz and a good cause A brand new event, Secret Garden Memory Walk, is coming to Birmingham this year, where participants will walk 10k (or 2.5k) through the leafy streets to raise vital funds to support local people living with a terminal diagnosis, and their families. New to 2023, the Secret Garden Memory Walk, taking place on Saturday 8 July, will start and finish in the beautiful Botanical Gardens. As the green heart of Birmingham, Birmingham Botanical Gardens offers a uniquely biodiverse natural environment, with over 7000 plants to explore in its four Victorian Glasshouses and outdoor gardens, including two Alpine Gardens and the Japanese Garden, showcasing the National Bonsai Collection. Doors to the Secret Garden open at 4pm, where fun activities and entertainment await, before participants warm up Zumba-style and head off on the walk. The walk will finish by passing a stunning white rose display, made up of hundreds of limited-edition white roses devoted in memory of loved ones. Donations to receive a rose can be made via the charity’s website: www.birminghamhospice.org.uk/white-roses (participating in the event is not a requirement to receiving a rose, and participants do not need to devote a rose to take part in the Secret Garden Memory Walk) The charity is also offering free tickets for children under the age of 16, and its Children’s Trail, where little ones will follow clues across the 2.5k route to reveal a secret word and claim a prize. Birmingham Hospice, formerly Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice and John Taylor Hospice, helps people from all communities access the care of their choice at the end of life. It costs nearly £1.5 million per month to run both sites at Selly Park and Erdington. 40% of the charity’s costs need to be covered through fundraising, so everyone taking part in the Secret Garden Memory Walk will be helping to make every moment matter for local people living with a life-limiting illness, and their loved ones. To sign up or find out more about the Secret Garden Memory Walk, please visit: www.birminghamhospice.org.uk/memorywalk.