Cadbury Ladies' Recreation Ground (Cadbury Park), Bournville - A Wonderful open space!

Developed on land formerly belonging to Bournbrook Hall between Bournville Lane and Mary Vale Road is Cadbury Park, also called the Cadbury Ladies' Recreation Ground from 1879 onwards.

Where is Cadbury Ladies' Recreation Ground (Cadbury Park)?

Cadbury Ladies' Recreation Ground (Cadbury Park) is at Bournville Lane, Bournville, Birmingham B30 2LU


In brief

A hidden park off Bournville Lane. The land was originally the gardens of the long since demolished Bournbrook Hall. The Ladies' Recreation Ground was developed after 1879 when the Cadbury Brothers (Richard and George Cadbury) purchased the land for their chocolate factory in Bournville. There is a pergola here, as well as an ornamental pond. Bournville Bowls Club is based on Mary Vale Road.

Cadbury ParkCadbury Park (December 2023). Photography by Elliott Brown


Stables to Bournbrook Hall 

Grade II listed building, dating to the 18th century. Beyond is the brick wall of what was a Kitchen Garden.

Cadbury ParkCadbury Park (December 2023). Photography by Elliott Brown


Ornamental Pond

There is a sunken pond in the gardens of the park.

Cadbury ParkCadbury Park in 2011. Photo by Graham Young (formerly of the Birmingham Mail)


Pair of 1920s postcards shows how the pond used to look a century ago.

Cadbury Park

Cadbury ParkCadbury Park in the 1920s. Courtesy Bournville Tenants


Bournville Bowls Club

Located on the southern side of the park is the Bournville Bowls Club, near Mary Vale Road.

Cadbury ParkCadbury Park (December 2023). Photography by Elliott Brown

Project dates

27 Dec 2023 - On-going


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