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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 #81 of 301 things to do in Birmingham
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Fifteen acres of glorious landscaped gardens with over 7000 plants, shrubs and trees - and a new...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The indoor greenhouses are lovely, particularly the tropical house. Also enjoyed the collection of bonsai trees. Strolling through the gardens is a relaxing walk, looking at the nature and taking photos of the scenery; however some outdoor areas could do with maintenance. What made the visit was the butterfly house. There was a beautiful range of brightly coloured butterflies, some... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I am a member of the botanical gardens and have been charged £100 for wrongly entering my registration number plate in December last year. The company, Civil Enforcement Limited work on behalf of the gardens and have stated that I will have to pay this fine, despite me proving them with my membership details and suggesting that they check their... More 

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birmingham
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A close family member chose Botanical Gardens as her reception venue. Rather than having a choice of caterers we could only use Itihaas (indian wedding). Raj Rana the owner of Itihaas promised us everything, hostess at the main entrance; fresh food cooked on site, - basically leave everything to them and they will deliver. On the night in question there... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The botanical Gardens is a lot larger than you think from the front and it's a really good day out in the heart of Birmingham living near Birmingham I don't usually go to local Birmingham ventures but this was well worth the trip. The botanical Gardens is divided up into indoor greenhouses and a large outdoor area with lots of... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We had said that we would never go back to the Gardens after our last visit but were persuaded by a relative deciding to meet up there for his 70th birthday....................crikey, it has really gone down since the Spring and then it was in a poor state. The lovely old gardens are now unloved and uncared for and it seems... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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