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Akamba Garden Centre

Tythe Barn Lane | Shirley, Solihull B90 1PH, England
+44 121 733 3111
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Appalling customer service

I’ve just returned from an appalling experience at Akamba. My wife, my 2 young children and I went... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Muesli_Belt_Massive
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Not really a garden centre

The Akamba Garden Centre isnt really an average garden centre. The plants they do have are focussed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joy W
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“exotic plants” (27 reviews)
“african theme” (20 reviews)
“curried goat” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Tythe Barn Lane | Shirley, Solihull B90 1PH, England
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+44 121 733 3111
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"curried goat"
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"life size"
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"for sale"
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"bird walk"
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"reptile house"
in 9 reviews
"african food"
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"african animals"
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"live band"
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"limbo dancer"
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"unusual place"
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"bird sanctuary"
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"sunny day"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’ve just returned from an appalling experience at Akamba. My wife, my 2 young children and I went for lunch today. I spent 10 minutes queuing at the bar to order food, whilst the young staff at the other counter looked on, only to be...More

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kel c, Owner at Akamba Garden Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi. I am really sorry you had a terrible experience at Akamba. We have lots of new summer staff currently being trained for the busy season, I am afraid you should have been pre warned about the wait for your lunch so you could make...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Akamba Garden Centre isnt really an average garden centre. The plants they do have are focussed on hardy outdoor plant and are expensive. They also have a huge range of metal African animals. Which again are very expensive . What the centre has is...More

1  Thank Joy W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So on the way to Akamba with a car full of excited children to only find out that the special Easter offer starts tomorrow not today, even though they posted it yesterday with absolutely no inclination that there was a start date, only an end...More

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kel c, Owner at Akamba Garden Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi. Really sorry about this. I will look into it. In the mean time if I could you email me to kel@akamba.co.uk

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I heard so many good things about Akamba. My daughter and myself took my 3 grandchildren along to see what the fuss was about. It was raining, which dosn't help but I have never seen such a small garden centre ! We didn't visit the...More

2  Thank Jan1953_12
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful place on a warm sunny day perfect surroundings food was fabulous drinks were great staff were lovely can't wait for weather to warm up for next visit

Thank Sharon4till
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here for a buffet meal as a party of 4. Extremely slow service. When starters came, they were about 5 minutes apart so 2 people had almost finished theirs when the other dish arrived. Buffet was ok, nice rice and barbeque pork ribs, curry...More

Thank Sue B
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Have visited here many times, it's so unusual and interesting to have a wander round the garden centre and then visit the restaurant for an experience of African food and ambience.

Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

we went for birthday treat it was okay very small and just specifically if you want grow tropical plants and like jamacian food.

Thank Scotty186402
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

What a spot, quite unlike any garden centre you have ever visited. Imagine yourself in an African Jungle, exotic plants and trees in abundance. African wildlife like nothing you could ever imagine, for the menagerie is fashioned in steel, and you can take them home...More

Thank Bardoniii
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Truly forgot where I was... It's breathtakingly beautiful, the food is amazing & Tammy was so welcoming & so helpful recommending cocktails & making my time here special... I will definitely be returning

1  Thank dean_hughes_88
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Joanne B
24 September 2017|
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Response from Laura M | Reviewed this property |
Haven't seen any wheelchairs available to hire. The paths are quite narrow in places
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Pixie8203
27 March 2017|
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Response from kel c | Property representative |
Hi. Thank you for your interest. Yes kids love Akamba, we have the tropical house full of birds, reptiles and bugs (£4 per person). The beach is open on sunny days ( £1 charge per person). The garden centre itself is free to... More
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123sylvia2015
21 March 2017|
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Response from britishbulldog50 |
the paths are gravel, and you "walk" through a jungle, so theres spikie plants that stuck out, theres large metal animals that stick out, incense burning so asthma ppl may hve problems
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