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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 #77 of 203 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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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is a good place to visit when in Birmingham . I went as solo trAveller after visiting local friends and found in beautiful and peaceful . A group from a school was leaving just after I arrived and I would try and visit when lots of children are not in attendance for maximum peace but visit was very relaxed... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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26 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

The gardens are a joy to wander around these always something around the next corner to surprise you! From glass houses with flora from across the world, to winding paths, scientific trees, a study centre for schools, cafe, shop, butterfly house. Have attended many functions over the years, engagements, balls, school trips and just a lazy afternoon out away from... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I visited with my 2 children on 28th August on our trailer bike, paid a family membership for £40 & thought it excellent. The children were excited,so was I. We went back the following day in the car, showed our receipt at reception (as the staff told us the card would come in the post.) We had another good visit.... More

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Three months since receiving a fine for parking at The Botanical Gardens (which incidentally was cancelled due to my persistence and with no assistance from the gardens whatsoever) I am astonished and disgusted to see they have still not recognised the appalling system they have in place is a failure. I know this because in the last week two more... More

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Wolverhampton, Uk
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This review is somewhat slow in its arrival due to a very busy year but I am still 'miffed' enough about my experience to bother writing it. Visited at the start of the year as evening guests of a private function and like so many other reviewers we received a very steep parking fine. I'd checked the parking info on... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Having been members for years I will be boycotting botanical gardens after several recent disappointments. They tried to fine me £100 for missing their tiny registration machine when I am a member and had two small children with me. (You don't have to pay this by the way. Appeal through the private company, they will reject it, write to POPLA,... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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29 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Having gone with my other half the Birmingham based Botanical gardens are beautiful, with a wide variety of flowers from around the world (my favourite being the amazing and wonderful bonsai trees). This is not a long trip,as it is close to anyone living in the Birmingham area and well worth a trip if you live further afield, with amazing... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Went on a Monday afternoon The car park was full to the brim with no signs for an overflow parking. Turned around and went home, no impressed!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The Gardens are one of our favourite places in Birmingham- we return time and again when we have friends staying with us. So we were expecting great things when we attended a function in there. What a disappointment! The quality of the food was poor - to say the least! The quality of service was just as bad. We were... More

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My Two Year old Son and I had a fabulous day out here. Lots to explore, lots to see and ample space and places to explore for a curious and rambunctious toddler including a purpose built playground. I had only planned to spend the morning but we ended up staying all day as there was so much to see and... More

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