Friends of Dartmouth Park, West Bromwich
Patron: 10th Earl of Dartmouth

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Dartmouth Park is an historic park
located between West Bromwich town centre and Sandwell Valley.

More new life in the Park with a family of Mallards in the small pool. You may notice that it's only mother duck with the ducklings. Whereas the Canada Geese have both parents


Bank Holiday Monday in the Park and the Canada Geese decide to take their family for a paddle in the small pool


The Triangular Bed at the bottom of the Avenue is looking very colourful in it's spring colours

This bed is looked after by members of the Friends' Group and one of the members, Raman, has been doing a splendid job of turning the buxus into beautiful shapes. Can you spot the Lotus shape?



The entrance to the Park looking lovely with its display of tulips even on a dull rainy day.


The Park's the destination of choice for families on a stunning sunny afternoon


'No Mow' areas in the Park make for a glorious display of colour and help support our planet

The recent sunny weather has seen wildflowers springing up all over parks and in the hedgerows. Now's the time to go outside and appreciate them and all they do for life on Earth!

Not only are our UK-native wildflowers pretty to look at, they also perform a key role in supporting life on the planet we call home, so ensuring that they thrive means that we do, too.

The Friends of Dartmouth Park have encouraged the Park’s gardeners to leave parts of the Park to nature to encourage the wild flowers and provide a key food source to pollinators, which is especially important at times of year when other food sources are in short supply. Many of our favourite fruits, vegetables and nuts rely on insect pollination: strawberries, raspberries, cherries and apples all need to be pollinated by insects, so protecting and maintaining wild, bio-diverse areas is critical to our survival as a species. The new 'no mow' policy in the park has created three areas that are not being mowed. 

They are
1. The long meadow on the far side of the park going down to the pool.

2. The woodland dell.

3. the wetland area at the back of the duck pond.



Ground Care West Midlands' Volunteer in the Park


A selection of stunning photographs taken
by Richard Cartwright in Dartmouth Park


Poem by Edward Burrough - "The Barber Poet of West Bromwich"