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Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses

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Address: Westbourne Road | Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3TR, England
Phone Number:
+44 121 454 1860
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Fifteen acres of glorious landscaped gardens with over 7000 plants, shrubs...

Fifteen acres of glorious landscaped gardens with over 7000 plants, shrubs and trees - and a new Butterfly House. Close to Birmingham city centre, this hidden tranquil setting also has four glasshouses taking the visitor from the hot steamy heat of the Tropical rainforest with its rich vegetation, through to the Sub-Tropical House with its stunning palms and tree ferns. The visitor moves through to the Mediterranean House, with its citrus plants and bright conservatory-type blooms - and finally to the stark contrast of the Arid House with desert climate and stunning cacti.

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Compact & Beautiful!

We walked to the Botanical Garden from the city centre (it takes about 45mins following the canal tow path from the Mailbox). The garden was well worth the effort of the walk! The... read more

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Nick and Angel S
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We walked to the Botanical Garden from the city centre (it takes about 45mins following the canal tow path from the Mailbox). The garden was well worth the effort of the walk! The garden isn't to big and is well maintained with many, many fabulous plant and flower specimens (see photos for a small selection). Allow yourself around 2-3 hours... More 

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here over the Easter weekend. Lovely plants in the glasshouses. Particularly liked the tucked away Bonsai garden. The grounds are lovely and we will revisit in the summer to see seasonal changes. The tearoom and toilets could do with upgrading. The toilet in the tearoom has apparently been out of order for months according to a season ticket local... More 

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Thank Sepa22
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited as I attended a wedding here. What a beautiful place to have a wedding! Setting was great! We had good weather on the day and added to the greatness as we had some beautiful photos! Access to green houses was good although rather warm in a suit! Food was good, staff were nice! Only let down for me... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Glass house, open gardens, play area for children. Tea room available. Lovely gift shop too. This visit was on a free return ticket from the lantern festival. Would definitely visit again.

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Thank Mary B
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went along to botanical gardens today for some easter activities with my daughter. We arrived at around lunchtime so the carpark was pretty full but nevertheless I managed to park straight away which was great and put me in easy access of the entrance. The queue was quick and I only had to pay for myself to enter so my... More 

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1 Thank Honey B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on Saturday and expected it to be quite busy (due to it being Easter weekend). We needn't have worried and had a lovely relaxed day walking around the grounds. There is a good mix of exotic and indigenous plants and some of the landscape gardens are really beautiful. We took our own picnic (a good job as the... More 

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Thank Jmalacey
London, United Kingdom
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We had a great time today with our friends and children at the Easter event in this beautiful place. But the queues started in the car park and there was so much congestion in the car park too. There was only one person on the till hence the long queue then we had to queue for a long time to... More 

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Thank cookstauk
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place i really enjoyed my visit. The flowers and gardens are lovely. It is a very nice place to visit and take it the views. Keep up the good work.😎👌

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Thank Dina D
Stafford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the Botanical Gardens with 6 year old Grandson- had a great 3 hours,good value for money, free for under 12's(?) during school Holidays.He enjoyed it as much as we did,lots of fresh air and running around , had his face painted -loved it. Spent time in the Hot houses' amazed at the huge plants.Would go time and time... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here twice now, once accompanying a school art visit and subsequently with my girlfriend. I would love to visit more often as this is a wonderful place of beauty and interest and calm. There is a good range of plants from different climatic zones and fairly good information about each. I found it a good place to photograph... More 

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WEDNESDAY EVENING

 

My partner and I have been visiting Botanical Gardens for many years and are

members. Recently my partner who is in receipt of treatment for vision

problems at the City Hospital, simply popped in to the Botanical gardens for

a brief visit (he has, in fact, recently retired (for health reasons).

Unfortunately he forgot on this ONE occasion to register in your machine his

car's registration number and as a result has now received today a fine from

the company you have contracted the car parking out to, of £60 - which will

increase I understand if he does not pay the fine promptly.

 

I feel quite angry about this on my partners behalf.

 

Given that we are long standing supporters of your gardens and that this was

the sole occasion he simply forgot, and that indeed HE IS ALREADY A MEMBER

(and no doubt partly because of his preoccupation with his health problems-)

we request that your senior manager seeks on his behalf to liaise with your

car parking organisation and 'waives' this 'fine' immediately. We have never

approved of this new arrangement for members though we have complied. It

seems to be a means to abnegate your responsibility for the parking issues

and only complicates the resolution of this kind of error on the part of

your/visitors/members AND creates ill feeling all round.

 

We will probably visit you tomorrow morning and would ask that you seek to

represent my partner and get the fine waived without fuss and promptly so as

not to cause any more stress to my partner than has already been occasioned.

 

Presently we feel very let down, and this is very unjust. We are also

concerned that this might be happening to others who similarly occasionally

are forgetful and have then the hassle of seeking redress from your

contracted-out car parking 'corporation.'

 

Thank you. He is a paid up member of Botanical

Gardens. You can check this). I am determined that my partner will not be

required to pay what is essentially your instituted fine.

11 months ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom

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