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Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses

Westbourne Road | Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3TR, England
44-121-454-1860
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Ranked #66 of 200 Attractions in Birmingham
Type: Gardens
Owner description: Fifteen acres of glorious landscaped gardens with over 7000 plants, shrubs and trees - and a new Butterfly House. Close to Birmingham city centre,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Went for a leisurely walk around the gardens and glasshouses and really enjoyed all the nooks and crannies around the gardens. As it was a Sunday, there was live music in the bandstand and lots of people had brought chairs and blankets to sit and listen but well wrapped up despite the August setting. There are plenty of benches to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Gardens ok, but car park rip off. Put in reg no - no receipt and got parking ticket, but no proof! Outsourced so gardens take no interest - DON'T GO!

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midlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We visited the Gardens for a couple of hours with two children who on the whole enjoyed their visit. The staff were all friendly and the parking outside was easy.The Gardens dither about between botany and playground, not really satisfying either interest. The cafe is part of a well known chain and is well overpriced and plastic tacky - take... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

being a born and bred Brummie it is to my shame that until this past weekend i had never visited this oasis of calm. it is a stunning place, far bigger than i expected too. not far from the city centre yet it is very quiet. the plants are stunning and the butterfly house is amazing. we had a young... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

very beautiful and well maintained gardens. worth a visit while in Birmingham. there is a café on site

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We've been here a few times and always have a nice time but it's really quite expensive for what it is. The gardens are beautiful and the play area is fab for littlies but I still can't justify the cost to come more than once a year! Parking has always been a problem (think parents from the private school next... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We have been members of the Botanical Gardens for some time and have always had a lot of affection for the place. However, we will be cancelling our membership due to the parking system which now operates. Despite inputting my registration number, I recently received one of these fines. The Botanical Gardens has no interest in assisting visitors or members... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Having recently been tempted back to the Botanical Gardens after they reviewed their ridiculous (over)pricing for entry, I have now been scared off again thanks to a £60 parking fine. What is shocking is not the fine itself - I had forgotten to put my registration number into the (not especially obvious) machines - but the fact that the Botanical... More

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Birmingh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Restaurant food was poor quality and expensive. Staff were unfriendly and surly. My advise is to take your own picnic, or preferably join the national trust which caters for all ages, has top quality food and friendly helpful staff, in lovely settings.

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

We are sorry you did not enjoy your meal. Please contact us on admin@birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk and give us more information on the items you found unsatisfactory. Our tea room offers good quality homemade food prepared daily by our chefs and it receives high ratings from the majority of our customers who give feedback but we want to do even better. We... More

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12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

These gardens are as lovely as Kew Gardens in London but on a smaller scale - which was nice as you can do it all at a leisurely pace & not miss anything (I always miss something at Kew due to its size). Wheelchairs & motorised scooters are available to reserve for use by disabled visitors. Almost everywhere is wheelchair... More

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