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“A delight all the year round” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Winterbourne House and Garden

Winterbourne House and Garden
58 Edgbaston Park Road | University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2RT, England
0121 414 3003
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Ranked #3 of 160 Attractions in Birmingham
Type: Historic Sites, Outdoors
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Owner description: Restored to its Edwardian Arts and Craft splendour, Winterbourne House is a unique heritage attraction – set within seven acres of beautiful botanic gardens. Only minutes from Birmingham city centre, Winterbourne is a hidden gem – home to beautiful antiques and over 6,000 plant species from around the world. Wander along the woodland walk, stroll through the hazelnut tunnel, cross the 1930’s Japanese Bridge or simply soak up the tranquillity of this perfectly English Edwardian home.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“A delight all the year round”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

The house is beautifully kept and the wonderful gardens are lovingly tended by volunteers. There is always something different to see, whatever the time of year, and the staff are enthusiastic and friendly. Nice tea room with tables on the terrace overlooking the garden, a gift shop, plant sales, second hand books and much more. Well worth the entrance fee.

Visited June 2013
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winterbourn, Manager at Winterbourne House and Garden, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Dear Barbara

Thank you so much for your kind review of our house and garden.

Alongside our volunteers, we do have a team of qualified horticulturalists who manage and maintain our 7 acre garden.

We hope to see you here again in the near future.

Best wishes

Anna Fawcett
Management Team
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London, United Kingdom
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“a hidden treasure- for visitors to Birmingham (university)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Anyone visiting their child at Birmingham university should not miss this. The garden is absolutely gorgeous - and within earshot of the bongs of 'Old Joe" (I think thats what they call the clock tower).

The staff couldnt have been more helpful, finding someone to 'park' my elderly relatives whilst we looked around before we saw the play- which incidentally was also excellent, set on the lawn with the lovely backdrop of herbaceous border, terrace and house.

And the afternoon tea was very good, excellent value -made to order, so the sandwiches couldnt have been fresher, but not too long to wait. and very good value at £12.50 for 2. You do have to pay entrance fee of £5 (£4) to get in for tea, but well worth it if you make the time to tour the garden and the house. The house is quite interesting, not huge, we really liked the nursery - but it is the garden that is definitely worth the detour!

Visited June 2013
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Oldbury, United Kingdom
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“relaxing half day out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Really enjoyable visit to Winterbourne today. Beautiful Edwardian House,home to beautiful antiques, photos of the 3 families that have lived there and interactive history of the house.Gorgeous Botanic gardens,tea room and sun terrace to enjoy afternoon tea!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“A little oasis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Did not know this house and garden existed and I work in Selly Oak. Lovely peaceful garden to walk around. Will definitely go again.

Visited June 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Winterbourne house and gardens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Winterbourne is newly refurbished and the upstairs rooms are now open to view. The William Morris style fabrics and wallpapers are beautiful. The extensive gardens are full of interest and a quiet haven to walk or sit. The tea room is good value for money.

Visited May 2013
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