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Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses

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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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A good morning out

We had a good morning here on a nice summers day. Peaceful & chilled, a nice location before heading onto more a adventurous activities

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We have been visiting Birmingham Botanical Gardens for over two decades. This attraction has been a part of our children's journey into adulthood. There is always something new or revealing to see. This can be viewing the falling snow, from inside of the heated glasshouses, on a New Year's Day to basking in the blazing sunshine, on a Sunday afternoon... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We had a good morning here on a nice summers day. Peaceful & chilled, a nice location before heading onto more a adventurous activities

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Merseyside
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Visited on 12 April 2015. Travelling alone, I booked a disability scooter well in advance. The gardens are absolutely glorious even on a very windy Sunday. Most routes accessible to wheelchairs. The two staff members on reception were a delight. I did not try the restaurant, but I did have a lovely ice cream in a kiosk. That lady was... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Perfect wether perfect place. Very clean and cute place for visit. I really love it and enjoyed. I'll be coming back for sure.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We visited in April when many trees were in blossom and there was plenty of colour. The café is well situated with an outside terrace with lovely views across the gardens. There is an interesting and varied collection of plants in the glasshouses, and a large shop.

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b/ham
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Spent the bank holiday here, beautiful gardens, glass houses, things going on for the kids a it was Easter, beautiful weather loved the walks around the gardens. There is a play area for children. Further down over looking the Tennis club it was lvly and peaceful sitting in the sunshine taking in all the beauty...There is a café serving quick... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We visited the gardens yesterday (Easter Monday) and I was sad to see how neglected both the gardens and the glass houses were. It was a beautiful day and we had taken a picnic, and whilst it was understandable that entertainment had been laid on for the kids, having Disney Music blaring out across the entire gardens was unnecessary and... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I was very excited to learn Birmingham had a botanical gardens, especially with a Japanese garden included. It no doubt has massive potential, and perhaps we chose a bad time to go, but I thought it really could do with some maintenance work. A lot of the plant beds need weeding and the ponds clearing of rubbish. The Japanese garden... More 

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

As I had my wife, who is a Yorkshire lass, with me in the city of my birth, I had to show her something, so I chose this venue. It seems to have changed since my last visit years ago but a veritable treasure house of plants. I don't recall a large Koi Carp pond, stocked with some of the... More 

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Birmingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

brings back memories from years ago, when we came to this park every weekend! Watching the band , having a picnic on the field buying ice creams from the cafe, hasn't changed much, but still great! Hidden gem of birmingham!

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