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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 199 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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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

A group of friend went to see 'A Midsummer Night Dream' here one evening. The idea was glorious - posh picnic on a balmy evening watching a play. I was looking forward to it with relish. As it was we ended up sitting near the back and we simply could not here. We wanted to chat amongst ourselves but couldn't... More

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A wonderful mature collection of formal gardens, woodland walks and traditional glasshouses. Superb examples of many rare, beautiful and interesting plants. Victorian bird enclosure and a butterfly house. A great location to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Birmingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Went to see Chapterhouse Theatres outdoor version of Midsummer Night's Dream. Took our camping chairs and some nice drinks and settled down under the sun to watch. The gardens were lovely and the atmosphere was great. Perfect evening for sitting outside. Had taken note of the car park issues in previous reviews, but the staff on the door were cheery... More

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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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 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

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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BBGVisitManager, Manager at Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Gardens. The Gardens include four stunning glasshouses and 15 acres of beautiful gardens which include a wide variety of areas suitable for all ages and tastes. Even when the gardens are busy, there are still quiet places in which to relax. Your visit lasted just 20 minutes which is too little... More

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