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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 #65 of 202 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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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I imputed my car registration number. No receipt. Received 100pound fine rejected by Popla. Will never go there again. It was a drizzly day. All rhododendrons dying off. Too steep to push wheelchairs.

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midlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

First of all, as others have said, make sure you register your car registration number as you go inside. There are plenty of warning notices. Car parking is free as long as you register. Entrance is expensive, about £14 per adult. Pleasant gardens including aviaries but not a huge variety of glasshouses. A reasonably good playground for children and a... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Different flower assemblages at different times of the year in the gardens. Some times better than others - the rhododendrons and magnolias are lovely when flowering. Plenty of space to either walk or sit down quietly. A butterfly house and aviaries are good attractions. Pretty flat so disabled-friendly. Different environments like hothouses for tropical plants, woodland, grassland (wild and set-out)... More

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Dudley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Was lending my son's camera and needed to find somewhere nice to test it out. I have never been here before even though I live a bus route away. It was a hot sunny day so I decided to try it there. Well I was blown away when I got there, it was so amazing with the flowers, plants, birds,... More

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Have been a member here since 2010, I remember visiting the gardens when I was a child, so when I had my first baby I had an urge to revisit. Lovely tranquil place, wouldn't believe you are so close to central birmingham, nice play area for the children, great for a picnic on a sunny day. We only use the... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Thankfully I went with a friend who knew you had to register the car when you had bought the tickets. We both had a great day, taking lots of photos and enjoying the sunshine. The butterfly house was amazing. The variety of plants was interesting, All the sections were labelled, but I would have liked to see some individual labeling... More

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I visited this venue for the first time in July to attend a party. I genuinely was unaware of the parking restrictions and received a £60 fine. Both myself and the host contacted the venue to verify that I was a guest at the event and the staff from the Botanical Gardens didn't seem to care and said that it... More

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milton keynes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We always enjoy visiting the Botanical Gardens hence becoming members. The parking system is spoiling the whole ambience of the gardens with parking signs everywhere. Also, you have no written evidence/proof that your car registration number has been successfully entered into the machine. Come on Botanical Gardens there must be a better system. One where your members and visitors are... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

After a lovely day out at the botanical gardens my family has just received a parking fine of £60, despite putting our registration number into the very well signposted machine. This has spoiled our memories of the day, and due to the fact that the Botanical Gardens seems to take no responsibility for this heinous error it seems we will... More

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Cambridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We visited on a lazy Sunday morning, wandering the glasshouses and gardens were so enjoyable, with perfect mown lawns and glorious flower beds. Some interesting areas to explore, especially the Japanese Bonsai garden with a wonderful setting and miniature trees. Quick coffee in the little cafe, which was pleasant enough. The sun was shining so we sat and listened to... More

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