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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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Spent a few hours here. The tropical and subtropical glasshouses are good. Lots of interesting bits of garden, but they need more gardeners or volunteers. Lots if areas needing... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Very glad we chose this to visit. The glasshouses are lovely, very varied. The whole gardens were truly beautiful, and so peaceful. A real tranquil oasis in the city. It was a Sunday when we visited and there was a band in the bandstand which was really lovely. Well worth a visit.

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Nottingham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Spent a few hours here. The tropical and subtropical glasshouses are good. Lots of interesting bits of garden, but they need more gardeners or volunteers. Lots if areas needing attention.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Away from the bustle of Birmingham City Centre, so peaceful. So much effort goes into these gardens take the time and enjoy the beauty.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Very lovely afternoon out with the mum in law! Lovely gardens, aviary and hot house, Disabled access to most areas, Park outside for free, but you do have to input your car reg into a machine inside, so best remember it! My only grumble was the little café was very noisy, a meeting place it seems for new parents, the... More 

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Worcestershire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

On reading some of these reviews I wondered if I had visited the same venue. First visit for a few years and was so looking forward to sharing it with two friends. Gardens felt neglected and untidy. Feature glasshouse collapsed. Signage poor. Did not see a butterfly house. Costa has disappeared. Food in cafe uninspiring. Faded pictures of three types... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A beautiful selection of plants, a lovely building, a great setting and a band playing old jazz on the bandstand. A very pleasant way to spend a few hours, and walking distance from the City Centre.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

Just got back from the gardens with my 3 children, 6, 5 and 2. We had a brilliant time :) we were there at 9.55am waiting for the doors to open, and we were one of the last to leave at 6 pm, and we only managed to go around half the gardens ! We spent a good hour in... More 

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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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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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