Today, in between the rain showers, we had chance to enjoy Victoria Park in Smethwick. Initially it seemed like any other urban park, and indeed it is in many respects. It has a great outdoor gym and has been much improved since the 80′s.
The park also has a fair few trees and amongst the usual trees such as beech, london plane, sycamore and oak, for example, there are a few less seen (less seen in Sandwell that is) trees. There are a few silver maples, different varieties of cherry and laburnum to name a few. There are also some lovely old silver birch which tower over a path by the play ground.
All in all it is worth having a wonder around if you are in the area to see what you can spot. There is also the Smethwick Heritage Center which is free to enter and have a look around.