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Address: Westbourne Road | Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3TR, England
Phone Number: 44-121-454-1860
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Description: 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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I was really looking forwards to going to the botanical gardens when I was invited to an event. The gardens themselves are nice, although a little run down. \o\ne of the glass... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Took my Mum here in her wheelchair, all areas very disabled friendly. Lovely gardens and yummy afternoon teas in the cafe

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I was really looking forwards to going to the botanical gardens when I was invited to an event. The gardens themselves are nice, although a little run down. \o\ne of the glass houses was closed for refurbishment. The catering was awful. The food was a carbohydrate fest chucked on a plate by unsmiling staff who really didn't want to be... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I attended on 22 June with a friend Had a nice time only to be hit with a £100 fine for not putting in my details in the machine in the foyer. I did in fact put my details in and have been a regular visitor of the gardens. I most certainly will not be visiting again. There is insufficient... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

On arriving we were instructed to enter the car registration details which we did. We were horrified to receive a parking fine a week later. The parking here has been outsourced to a private company and are attempting to scam the public. We will never visit here again and are encouraging our friends to do avoid this place. There plenty... More 

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BBGVisitManager, Manager at Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses, responded to this review

We are sorry you were charged. Parking control operates for the benefit of our visitors and our charity receives no financial gain from any charges made. If you believe your charge is unfair, please appeal to POPLA, Parking on Private Land Appeals, who will deal with your complaint in a fair and impartial manner. More 

1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

As a resident of Birmingham I signed up to a 1 year family membership with the Botanic Gardens to take my kids. A few weeks passed and I heard friends talking about how they received parking fines in the post from Botanical gardens despite free parking for members. Having now received a parking fine myself despite inputting my car registration... More 

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BBGVisitManager, Manager at Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses, responded to this review

We are sorry that you were charged. Parking control operates for the benefit of our visitors and the Charity receives no financial gain from any charges made. Parking control here operates reputably, reliably and in a manner satisfactory to the majority of our customers. If you believe your charge to be unfair, please appeal to POPLA, the independent industry complaints... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I was disappointed on my very first visit to the gardens - I think I expected more than it delivered. There was refurbishment going on but not where it was most needed. The glass house is shabby and there was lots of plant debris on the floor - I know it is natural compost but I was expecting pristine plants... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

As a Birmingham resident I have been visiting the Botanical Gardens for over 20 years and they really are my favourite thing about Birmingham. Try to visit in May when the Azaleas are in bloom and everything is fresh and vibrant. Depends ding on the season either take a hot drink in the cafe or have a fantastic ice cream... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I didn't expect to be so impressed by these gardens, there was a lot to see. The fern garden is lovely. There is a great variety of plants in the different areas. There are plenty of benches throughout the gardens if you want to sit and enjoy the plants. There is a large sloping lawn where lots of people were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

A couple of hours to kill on a sunny afternoon this is a gem. Suppose it's like a top notch park really but as it's a botanic garden (with bird house and butterfly house for extra interest) everything is really well kept and if you're into your flora, labelled too.....excellent

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The kids loved the open space. Curated lawns to roll downhill. Beautiful birds and exotic plants and flowers. Greenhouse was well maintained. There was a Marriage function in the hall adjacent to the Greenhouse with a lovely tea party - but no disturbance to anyone. The restaurant serves a small but nice menu of snacks and Tea Coffee. I think... More 

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Address: Address: Westbourne Road | Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3TR, England
Phone Number: 44-121-454-1860
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham

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