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Akamba Garden Centre

Tythe Barn Lane | Shirley, Solihull B90 1PH, England
0121 733 3111
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Ranked #1 of 16 attractions in Solihull
Type: Gardens
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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We booked a tribute evening for a work night out. The band were called the Broombusters and they were great. The food was a choice between Jerk Chicken, Chicken Curry & Butternut Squash Curry. It tasted delicious. There are 2 bars, one outside, one inside, although only one was open on the night. Overall a great atmosphere and have already... More

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kel c, Owner at Akamba Garden Centre, responded to this review

Hello, really pleased to hear you enjoyed your evening - The Broombusters are cool, with a great selection of music, we look forward to welcoming you back to Akamba. Asante Sana. More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

I had wanted to visit this garden centre for a long time as I have been travelling all over Africa so thought it'd be a great place to reminisce and enjoy the exotic plants. The garden centre is in an easy to get to location and there is ample car parking with an over flow area as well. On entering... More

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kel c, Owner at Akamba Garden Centre, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your really great review, its praise indeed coming from someone who knows Africa well - happy to hear you enjoyed your Tusker. Karibu tena. Asante. More

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The completely different take on a garden centre, gift shop and available food. On the down side I thought it was smaller than anticipated.

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kel c, Owner at Akamba Garden Centre, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your review, really glad you enjoyed Akamba. Sorry we were a little smaller than expected, you never know we may grow in size, given time. Asante. More

Birmingham
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We decided we wanted our wedding reception at akamba in the summer of 2013 for the following summer of 2014, it's one of a kind in this area and in the summer is the only place I know in the midlands that could possibly make you feel like your abroad! The staff are all friendly and helpful and we had... More

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kel c, Owner at Akamba Garden Centre, responded to this review

Hello, thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was an absolute pleasure to serve you and your family. We appreciate that you chose Akamba for your special day, you are right Stephen is fantastic, we are very lucky to have him here at Akamba. Hope to see you soon. Asante Sana. More

Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Went to Akamba for my friends hen do for an evening music night, it was a lovely atmosphere and suitable for all ages. The entertainment was fabulous and the food was delicious although there was limited choice (although this wasn't a problem). Overall a fabulous evening!!

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kel c, Owner at Akamba Garden Centre, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you for the wonderful review, we are really pleased you enjoyed your evening. Thank you for spending it with us. Asante Sana. More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

A real hidden gem. Not just a fabulous garden centre full of unusual plants and animal sculptures But also a lovely African village cafe. with very reasonably priced menu or hot food in form of caribean buffet. Absolutely delicious. By night it turns into a entertain venue with live music and buffet. Don't miss it

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kel c, Owner at Akamba Garden Centre, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your really great review, your feed back means a lot to us. Hope to see you soon at one of the Caribbean evenings. Asante. More

Solihull, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

what a fabulous place! everything from start to finish was perfect. The whole atmosphere of akamba was amazing. everyone had a fantastic time. the staff were all very helpful, nothing was too much trouble. would highly recommend broombusters, they had the audience on their feet from the minute they started to the end of the evening all topped off with... More

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kel c, Owner at Akamba Garden Centre, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for spending your birthday here at Akamba. We are really pleased to hear that you and your family had a grey time., also thank you for the great review. Asante. More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

food wasnt the best drinks flat starting to look a bit run down whole place needs some tlc the outdoor items for sale mostly bamboo and half dead trees rip off prices thats if you could read the price labels mostly faded the various pots for sale around the place if they are are full of fag butts and pop... More

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kel c, Owner at Akamba Garden Centre, responded to this review

Hello, sorry we let you down on your visit, I am a little baffled by some of your comments, particularly your comment on pop bottles in the plant pots, I have personally checked the whole cente and could find no evidence of this, perhaps the staff collected them, you may have noticed that we are in the throws of upgrading... More

Coventry
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Amazing scenic place to eat and have live entertainment!! The food and staff are beyond belief really!! Such a beautiful place and I would highly recommend trying it!! Thanks Mark & Leeann from Coventry xx

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kel c, Owner at Akamba Garden Centre, responded to this review

Hello thank you for your very kind review, and thank you for celebrating you birthday with us. Asanta Sana. More

Tamworth, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Feels like you are in another country love the uniqueness of this place very tranquil in the day and fun of a night great food great ambience a must !

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kel c, Owner at Akamba Garden Centre, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your very kind review, we look forward to welcoming you back to Akamba in the future. Asante. More

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