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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 #5 of 195 attractions in Birmingham
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Restored to its Edwardian Arts and Craft splendour, Winterbourne House is a unique heritage attraction – set within seven acres of beautiful botanic... more » 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. « less
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

University of Birmingham students get free entry, and prices for other visitors are reasonable. Lovely to visit on a sunny day. Great place to sunbathe, study or simply get some peace and quiet. Winterbourne House itself is also worth a visit - it gives you a good insight into the history of Edgbaston.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Winterbourne house and garden is a little know gem on the outskirts of Birmingham near to the University. Its a haven of peace and quiet with wonderful grounds. Well worth a vist

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I emailed before visiting to see if the gardens were wheel chair friendly .................................. and was told that they were................... well yes they are if you are content to spend only fifteen minutes in the gardens !!! One area of pathway is ok, but the rest are grit and pebble and extremely difficult to push a wheel chair over. was... More

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Nicola B, Visitor Services Supervisor at Winterbourne House and Garden, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that you experienced a disappointing visit. We have made several changes over the last few years to improve wheelchair access, including improvements to paths (tarmac with a resin & gravel fixed surface), new ramps and disabled facilities. When Winterbourne House was refurbished in 2010 access was explored thoroughly; ramps, a disabled access lift and toilets... More

Fiano Romano, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Medium-sized garden, located just outside of the Edgbaston Campus. It is one of the many attractions of the main campus, and it deserves a visit, especially when part to a wider trip inside the University. The garden is a peaceful and enjoyable place, where to spend some time with friends or family. Not large as a park, it shows anyhow... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I feel bad saying this, I feel like a philistine really, but I've now often gone to Winterbourne just to sit in the tea room working. I'd like it to have a wider range of food but the tea is good, the view from the tables is just lovely. And you get to the tearoom through a gorgeous house.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Well worth a visit. The gardens are so beautiful and peaceful: impossible to believe you are only minutes away from the centre of Birmingham.There is a walled garden, beautiful borders, cactus and orchid glass houses, a stone rock garden you can walk through and many plants from all over the world. The house is an Arts and Crafts Edwardian house... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I love it when beautiful spots like this are maintained in the midst of city life. Visited with 3 friends on a Tuesday, very peaceful. I expect it gets a lot busier at weekends or during school holidays. The grounds are a delight and the house was gloriously restored. Almost all of the plants are carefully labelled which is very... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Recently enjoyed a visit to the lovely gardens at Winterbourne, well maintained to a very high standard, and also the excellent Alpine and cactus houses. I liked the colourful skunk cabbage although the young gardener there told us it was a nightmare to control!!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

A recent visit was 7 acres of pure pleasure, the house and grounds are in pristine condition. The staff were very helpful. The peace and quiet was unbelievable considering its location, worth every penny.

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West Midlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

Visited on Mothers Day and service for the food was very slow on a day when extra staff should have been organised. Toasted sandwich took 40 minutes to arrive. Adjoining table had their main courses delivered over a 20 minute period. Not good. Staff seemed newly appointed and badly trained. Gardens however were lovely in the sunshine.

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Nicola B, Visitor Services Supervisor at Winterbourne House and Garden, responded to this review

I am sorry that you experienced a long wait in the tea room on Mother’s Day, the good weather encouraged much higher visitor numbers than anticipated. We are now in the process of improving our processes and procedures. There will, however, be times where long waits are still experienced due to the size and facilities of the tea room kitchen,... More

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