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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 #59 of 198 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I took my children aged 4 and 6 to here yesterday on my own. The weather was beautiful which in my opinion made it an amazing experience. The price was reasonable and there was plenty of things to do even with the kids trail being closed due to reconstruction. So much so that we spent the same time there as... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A pleasant place in the sun in the middle of City However the actual plants are in desperate need of some gardeners so may weds particularly the so called historical gardens The National Bonsai collection behind iron grilles totally defeats the art of Bonsai shame The electric wheelchair facility is a help for older people although the pathways out of... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Just been to Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Although it was sunny and hot, the gardens weren't crowded and we had an enjoyable couple of hours. There is a cafeteria, but we took our own picnic with us which most other people did. The gardens are a lovely peaceful haven not far from the bustling city centre. The gardens were well kept... More

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have complained today and received a patronising response. We visited the BOT on 4 th July to attend a Corporate event. We were there for 2 hours. The security guy said we were ok to Park. He didn't mention logging our details onto.a computer. In fact having said we were ok to park he should have entered them on... More

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

A lovely place to spend a few hours away from the hustle and bustle of Birmingham. Get a bus from Colmore Row to Westbourne Road. Good place for afternoon tea as well.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Don't go here!! Having been a loyal member for 7 years and having spent a fortune in the cafe and gift shop. I have received one of the dreaded parking fines that the Gardens is now becoming locally famous for. I use the gardens 2 or 3 times a week and on one occasion simply forgot to put my reg... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Visited 14th July 2014 & found the main area with the glass houses & band stand & large grass lawn was overtaken by bouncing castles, football goals, what looked like market stalls & fire engines & police cars with sirens going to entertain the kids. I have no objection to the kids but when asked what it was all about... More

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warwickshire
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I have organised my University Prom at the Gardens for the past 3 years. I am sad to say that each year it has become progressively worse and we will not continue to use them again next year. The only reason we carried on after the first and second year is because of the location being nice for photographs, but... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Agree with a lot of other visitors...overpriced and rundown. Although initial impressions through tropical house seemed good. It is badly in need of some TLC when I got to the plaque about our past PM's dinner held here I did wonder if everywhere in his trail has this aura!! The Wilson bed could do with being more structured and accessible... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

This is a nice, relaxing, pleasant thing to do in Birmingham. It will take up a few hours and is not costly. It is interesting to read about the different plants and how they are used for every day items. There is a gift shop to visit too. You can visit the gift shop without going to the Botanical gardens.... More

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