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Address: Winterbourne Botanic Garden 58 Edgbaston Park Road | University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2RT, England
Phone Number:
+44 121 414 3003
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Restored to its Edwardian Arts and Craft splendour, Winterbourne House is a...

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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Worthwhile visit interesting and pleasant

Good history, the original home of the founder of GKN. You could really see how a wealthy Edwardian could live well. Lovely gardens

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good history, the original home of the founder of GKN. You could really see how a wealthy Edwardian could live well. Lovely gardens

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Thank Karl125
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited Winterbourne whilst I was in the area to unwind a bit from work. It is a lovely house with a great garden. I especially love the on site food which had nice tea and coffee with freshly made cakes and sandwiches. It'd be the perfect spot to relax with friends or for my kids to have study groups... More 

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Thank Jamie K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came as part of a University trip and was very impressed! Beautiful grounds, very peaceful serene setting!

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Thank Catherine A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is not easy to find such tranquility only few minutes from the city centre. I visit this site very often and I do suggest to anyone who is looking for a quiet place to read a book, walk briefly and enjoy a simple coffee in the cafe. The cafe serves jacket potato and some salads but do not expect... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want serenity in the middle of a city, then this is the place for you. Great garden to explore at any time of the year with many varieties garden styles from the water garden/hot houses/rockeries/sweeping lawns, stocked flower beds/vegetable area and stepped terraces. Look round the historical house and previous owners for s snap shot of industrial history.... More 

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Thank dmdesignandprint
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

We booked to take our 3 Grandchildren to see Father Christmas last Saturday... Although to be fair, we 6 adults were almost as excited! The big man himself was so welcoming, he didn't rush us at all and we were with him for quite a while. His grotto was magical! After a tasty lunch we visited the craft fayre where... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

We were looking for something festive and having never visited before thought "Christmas at Winterbourne" sounded lovely. We only wanted to see the craft stalls and were a bit miffed to be forced to pay £5.45 each entrance fee as were told it was "to get a whole experience". It was difficult to look around the house, the staff were... More 

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winterbourn, Manager at Winterbourne House and Garden, responded to this review

We’re very sad to hear that you didn’t enjoy the event and would like to address the points you’ve raised. We’re sorry if our posters hadn’t made it clear enough that the charge was for the event as a whole. Our festive event had several different activities taking place across the site and standard admission prices were applicable on the... More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

A really interesting house with William Morris influences. Interesting history of the Nettlefold Family who lived there A philanthropic family who did great work in Birmingham Lovely gardens but we need to visit them in the Spring/ Summer to see them at their best. We were able to go into the greenhouses to see the collections of cyclamen, carnivorous plants... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

I visited the house while studying in Birmingham. The visit is free for students of University of Birmingham which owns it. Serene atmosphere, somptuous gardens and lovely tearoom where to read a book, sip a tea, have lunch. The giftshop offers an interesting selection of handmade objects and cards. I strongly recommend!

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Thank Amandine1975W
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Excellent gardens and lovely cafe'. Parking a little difficult though a long walk from nearest parking but well worth the visit.

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