• BOSF is a volunteer network organisation, set up at the end of 2004, that brings together all the community groups in Birmingham with an interest in green open spaces.

    Our main focus is supporting the volunteers who add value to the city’s open spaces.

    Currently there are more than 130 member groups – some are large and organised others are 2 people & a dog. There are areas of the city less well represented than others and we need your help to make sure that all of the city can benefit from what a friends group can offer.

    A study undertaken when BOSF was established demonstrated that an open space with a friends group benefited from an average of £35k a year additional funding and volunteer hours equivalent to 1.5 additional staff. Read more.


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    Upcoming Events

    Wildlife Walk in Highbury Park: 28/04/19

    Sun 28th April 2019 10:30
    Highbury Park
    Organised by: Highbury Park Friends

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    Holders Woods Conservation sessions

    Fri 3rd May 2019 14:00
    Holders Woods
    Organised by: Holders Woods Conservation

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    Celebrating Heritage Rhododendrons at Highbury: 17/05/19

    Fri 17th May 2019 10:00
    Highbury Park
    Organised by: Chamberlain Highbury Trust

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    Tour of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens: 18/5/19

    Sat 18th May 2019 10:30
    Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Organised by: Birmingham Botanical Gardens

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    Tour of the gardens at Winterbourne House and Garden: 18/5/19

    Sat 18th May 2019 14:00
    Winterbourne House and Garden
    Organised by: Winterbourne House & Garden

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    BOSF 2019 Conference at the Botanical Gardens: 19/05/19

    Sun 19th May 2019 10:00
    Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Organised by: BOSF

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