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Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses

Address: Westbourne Road | Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3TR, England
Phone Number: 44-121-454-1860
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Ranked #60 of 160 Attractions in Birmingham
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: Fifteen acres of glorious landscaped gardens with over 7000 plants, shrubs and trees - and a new...
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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.

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95 reviews 95 reviews
29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

After being asked by a friend I and family decided to go with him to this place as he told me before going there that it's a beautiful attraction and that because I love birds that there will be a lot to see,do have to honestly say the place was in a worse condition than my back garden!! The place... More 

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West Midlands
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14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Beautiful surroundings and easy walking distances. Sat outside with a cup of tea looking towards the band stand. Most relaxing. The shop has some different bits and pieces. Worth a browse too. There is an entry charge and the car park was packed which can be off putting for the faint hearted..

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Oldbury, England, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I advise anyone who receives a parking fine to fight it . I did this earlier in the year when my elderly neighbours were fined after having entered their details in the data machine, because they were worried by the threatening consequences they paid. I was livid and after being ignored by the CEO at botanical gardens I contacted my... More 

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BIRMINGHAM
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A fab day out with family, lots to for Halloween, Face artists were brill. Although i did ring back later to book Christmas breakfast with santa,lady confirm she would ring later, as she was just going to a meeting, I'm still waiting for her call!!!!

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South Staffs
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

the gardens themselves are pleasant enough and there are many interesting plants. the attraction is let down by uninterested staff who seem to lack any personality or enthusiasm. as for paying a pound to do a hunt the nuts sheet, we must have been nuts to do it, not even the smallest prize. totally flat and disappointing. yet another british... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I was very disappointed by my visit to the Botanical gardens . I was looking forward to a romantic outing with my boyfriend but the place was entirely depressing. I was impressed by the photos online of well kept grounds and interesting plants, but was bitterly disappointed when I arrived. The gardens were poorly kept, visibly overgrown with weeds everywhere.... More 

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We traveled for 45 minutes to get here and quite frankly we were very disappointed with what we found. The gardens were shut off in parts due to damage that was done in Storms in January. It is now October and my husband likened it to an allotment that had been let go. I realize that as it is October... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We came here for my partners birthday. The gardens were ok,but when we popped in to the caffe for our lunch it was awlful. Food was cold and we had to send it back twice. Then it was still bad. Not even a sorry. Very pricey too and of course, they didn't offer a refund for the plate of rubbish... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I have received a parking penalty from Civil Enforcement Ltd for a parking incident on 22/06/2014 at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The penalty states that I made an unauthorised parking at the Botanical Gardens on the date in question. The fact of the matter is that I was authorised to park there as I was visiting the Garden with my... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is a good place to visit when in Birmingham . I went as solo trAveller after visiting local friends and found in beautiful and peaceful . A group from a school was leaving just after I arrived and I would try and visit when lots of children are not in attendance for maximum peace but visit was very relaxed... More 

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