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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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Tranquility in the heart of Birmingham

Lovely gardens right in the hustle and bustle of Birmingham, not far from broad street. On a fine day, bring a picnic and spend hours chilling surrounded by the beautiful trees... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Lovely gardens right in the hustle and bustle of Birmingham, not far from broad street. On a fine day, bring a picnic and spend hours chilling surrounded by the beautiful trees and plants. Take a woodland walk through plants that look almost prehistoric and visit the butterfly house to see some huge specimens. There is a small park for children... More 

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We have been before and fancied a day out so came for another visit. £7.00 each is not a lot but this is Birmingham's main botanical garden and it looked tired, parts were being rebuilt in the summer not the quite winter months, paths were closed, it needed weeding and the vegetable patch was a disgrace. We ate in the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Not a bad day out although I say ''day out'' 2 hours here would probably be the maximum time you'd need to see everything. Plenty of pretty flowers and plants but the place overall does need some tlc. The shop and cafe are nice and the car park is near to the entrance, but remember to register your car on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We visited today. Admittedly the first day in September is probably a bit out of season for gardens like this. The park is nice and there are a few nice sections but overall the place looks tired and in need of a lick of paint here and there. The shop is nice, we didn't use the cafe area but overall... More 

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We visit regularly throughout winter and even more during summer. Love the Sunday music stand afternoons, where we picnic for several hours. Love the various walks and glass house gardens. Good music and theatre events. But lack of parking when events are on,so beware. And make sure you register your car on machine at entrance, so that you get free... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Took my wife today because she loves plants. The staff were really friendly and helpful. The place appeared to be huge on the map but in reality it was easily walkable. The tea room was expensive but I expected that. Very disappointed with the plants on sale there not in a good condition. All in all a nice afternoon.

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Dagenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Brilliant day out but don't expect it to be like Kew, they are nothing alike and don't pretend to be. The gardens are beautiful and kept neat, plenty to do for the kids from the off as there is large green that they can play on and even roll down the grassy hill, plus a playground for them half way... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We have already been to the gardens at different times of the year, I think spring and autumn are the best. There were still some interesting flowers in bloom but an awful lot of green leaves too! The addition of the butterfly house is a good idea, some interesting specimens to photograph. Nice cup of cappuccino and the purchase of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Little over priced I think, but beautiful views and things to look at good for children and as a venue for a wedding or prom.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Victorian gardens with a collection of exotic plans in the greenhouses as well as an interesting bonsai collection. Also has ballroom style function rooms. I've enjoyed theatrical shows in the gardens by the bandstand.

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