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Address: Westbourne Road | Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3TR, England
Phone Number: 44-121-454-1860
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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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Sunday walk

Lovely place although paying £6.30 in January was a waste of money! Not a lot in bloom and considering Edinburgh doesnt charge for entry I was slightly disappointed on this trip... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jacqueline P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place although paying £6.30 in January was a waste of money! Not a lot in bloom and considering Edinburgh doesnt charge for entry I was slightly disappointed on this trip. I will however visit again in summer when I might feel value for money.

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Thank Jacqueline P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a lovely place....if you want to see how bananas grow on trees and a variety of other plants that cannot be grown here then this is the place. there were pitcher plants and venus fly traps and much more. not forgetting the fish that are swimming around

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Thank aisha1977
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The glass houses are in serious need of cleaning, weeding and redocrating. It was really grotty and run down. The food was overpriced. There was no signs to the restaurant despite their being signs to everything else. The layout is so you can't just go to go to the shop and you have to go through the shop to get... More 

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Thank sianyH
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taken here as a child, took my children, continues to be a place of peace and restoration very near the city centre. Gardens include glass houses, so even on a wet day can have a good time. Great for children, but all ages enjoy. Peaceful walks, wonderful plants and trees - all labelled ! Nice coffee shop, and gift shop.... More 

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Thank Mary H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
93 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This 15 acre garden designed by John Loudon, & now open in June of this year for 184 yrs is situated close to Birmingham City Centre. There are four glasshouses which range from the exotic Tropical glasshouse, through to the Subtropical, Mediterranean and Arid houses. Most of the plants are not currently in flower, but they are still nice to... More 

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Thank sportybirmingham
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

I attended a wedding here recently, and in common with a lot of other reviewers, have just received a £100 parking fine. Despite being a perfectly legitimate visitor, the staff would not help me at all and told me I had to deal with the parking company directly. Why would any decent business allow a parking company to handle their... More 

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3 Thank Kate B
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

As a member for the last 12 years, I do find it increasingly difficult to bite my tongue when I visit the gardens and particularly the café. The reception staff are not very forthcoming or friendly and the café staff need a personality transplant. You talk to them or ask a question, and they look at you as if you've... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

I visited with a friend end of Sept. Used machine in foyer (which staff advised us they had been having problems with) to enter car details before entering. The following month i received a parking fine!! Botanical Gardens not intetested in helping despite have clear evidence of my visit by way of date stamped photos and swiped entrt with friends... More 

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3 Thank Lynne S
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

I went here today for the first time since the mid 90's. I had very fond memories of it as being well tended and cared for. I didn't park here so did not have that fiasco to contend with, thank goodness. I don't even remember parking being problematic back in the late 80's and 90's! Anyway my experience was disappointing.... More 

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5 Thank Anne Marie C
Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

loads to learn about, and lots to see, an all year round attraction due to the changing seasons. gift shop is lovely and there is a coffee shop, a little on the steep side price wise though. Over a couple of quid for a cookie. the wildlife and birds are pretty and loud too

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