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Winterbourne House and Garden

58 Edgbaston Park Road | University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2RT, England
0121 414 3003
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Ranked #4 of 161 Attractions in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Outdoors
Owner description: Restored to its Edwardian Arts and Craft splendour, Winterbourne House is a unique heritage...
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Type: Historic Sites, Outdoors
Owner description: Restored to its Edwardian Arts and Craft splendour, Winterbourne House is a unique heritage attraction – set within seven acres of beautiful botanic gardens. Only minutes from Birmingham city centre, Winterbourne is a hidden gem – home to beautiful antiques and over 6,000 plant species from around the world. Wander along the woodland walk, stroll through the hazelnut tunnel, cross the 1930’s Japanese Bridge or simply soak up the tranquillity of this perfectly English Edwardian home.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

I visit Winterbourne regularly and I absolutely love it. The gorgeously-maintained gardens themselves make you feel a million miles away from the city, despite the very handy and accessible location, while the house is a fitting tribute to its former residents. The cafe serves delicious food too - a wonderful bonus!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I have often visited (2 or 3 times a year) the house and gardens over the last few years with my two young children and it has always been a pleasure. The house has changed drastically over the last few years with rooms that were previously out of bounds being renovated and made available to the public to view. As... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Finally got around to reviewing this wonderful garden hidden in Edgbaston. Acres of beautifully maintained gardens, stunning glasshouses and a thoughtfully restored period house. I visited with friends and we were impressed from the moment we arrived. The staff were friendly and the lady on the reception desk pointed us in the direction of what there was to see. We... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Took my little nephew to see Father Christmas and he loved it, such an enjoyable day! Seemed busy but as it was an event we didn't mind, gave us chance to wander around and take it all in a different season

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29 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Like the previous reviewer although the house looked lovely it was too full and we fortunately didn't pay for the Santa present as the queues were horrendous with lots of fractious children and parents. The drinks and food queues were also bad and people just gave up. Having experienced poor service in the past we had the foresight to take... More 

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winterbourn, Manager at Winterbourne House and Garden, responded to this review

Dear Araf We have now totalled our visitor numbers which were far higher than in previous year's to the same event. To avoid disappointment we tried our level best to cater to everyone that had made the effort to visit but unfortunately the numbers got the better of us. I can reassure you that the event will be formatted differently... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Has great grounds, you can wonder round for hours, it's close to Birmingham yet it's so quiet, you can lose yourself. Then go to the tea room and have a cream tea, I mean, what more do you want?!!! The house is beautiful and has a great history. It's a nice place to visit for the afternoon,

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I have been to Winterbourne on many occasions, socially and for business. The gardens are amazing and the house is full of history. The cafe is lovely with great basic food. It can be incredibly busy, so go early, or prepare to wait on very busy days. Well worth a visit if you love gardens and history. It also has... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My self and my sister took our niece and nephew aged 4 and 5 years, on Saturday 6th December.We purchased a family ticket and also two tickets to see Santa in his grotto. The whole experience was a shambles from start to finish, it lacked any organisation what so ever, they sold far two many grotto tickets so this meant... More 

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winterbourn, Manager at Winterbourne House and Garden, responded to this review

Dear Kaz We are so sorry that you didn’t enjoy the experience with us on Saturday. We put weeks of hard work into planning and organising the event and unfortunately we have become victims of our own success and the level of custom we received on Saturday far exceeded our expectations. As with any festive event, some level of queues... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Even on a weekend there were only a few visitors. Good collection of plants. Clean and well maintained. We would have spent more time if some hot food was available in the tea room at Lunch.

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winterbourn, Manager at Winterbourne House and Garden, responded to this review

Thank you Anindya for your kind review. So glad you enjoyed the garden and found our site clean and well maintained. Sorry to hear you would have liked to enjoy hot food as part of your visit. We do in fact serve hot food daily and options include a hot special, jacket potatoes, soups and toasted sandwiches. We hope to... More 

College Station, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

While waiting for my sister to be done with classes at the Uni, I decided to check out the Winterbourne House. It was so beautiful and serene! Even in November, it was absolutely gorgeous and such a wonderful experience. highly recommended! No only are the grounds gorgeous, the house is so well kept and the exhibits ain each room are... More 

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