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Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses

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Address: Westbourne Road | Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3TR, England
Phone Number: 44-121-454-1860
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Okay but a bit tired

Visited the Botanical Gardens and at £12 for two people is good value. Wandered around for an hour which is all it takes and overall it's nice but quite tired, especially the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited the Botanical Gardens and at £12 for two people is good value. Wandered around for an hour which is all it takes and overall it's nice but quite tired, especially the aviary, toilets, glass houses etc. in fact it could do with some real investment throughout. The coffee shop is very expensive and was nearly empty when we went... More 

Thank James090
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first but definitely not our last visit. What a wonderful place, the glass houses are extremely interesting albeit in need of some maintenance, the bird aviarys are also very interesting although they need more signs to tell visitors what the birds actually are, the gardens are a delight and the restaurant is spotlessly clean reasonably priced and the food... More 

Thank Biggoo2014
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just visited the gardens, the hot houses seem to be well maintained, but the gardens are a little disappointing. Time of year may not have helped but would think in the spring may be better with rhodedendrums and azaleas and also spring bulbs. Lovely to walk around though and didn't realise it was as big as it is. A lot... More 

Thank Pam-seaside
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've just paid £140 for a parking offence dating back to March 2014. I went to Botanical Gardens for a business meeting, struggled to find a space to park amid the insufficient car park, finally got one leaving me late. Attended meeting, didn't see any signs about parking and left. Now forced to pay up or suffer court action and... More 

1 Thank Juliet S
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like many of the other reviewers I received a parking fine for parking at the Botanical Gardens during a wedding reception. Even though I did fully register my vehicle registration at the Civil Enforcement kiosk the sign posting for entering your details was practically null. I was "lucky" enough to have a member of staff present to inform me where... More 

1 Thank Fraser M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with my partner and our 4 year old. The last time I visited was with school over 20 years ago but my partner + son had never been. Parking is straight forward plenty of spaces we got there at 10:15 which was obviously a good time as it was getting pretty full after. Register vehicle reg into the... More 

Thank Kelly-welly123
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Birmingham Botanical Gardens never ceases to amaze me. Every time I go there I see something new. Apart from the stunning plant life which you will find everywhere, there's a park, a discovery section for children, a tucked away cottage, there are exotic birds, a hot-house, cacti, fruit trees, a maze a cafe and a shop. It's an expensive day... More 

Thank Brummymum
Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

We visited with our 2 yr old grandson who thoroughly enjoyed himself. Lot's to see including averie's (including a chicken coop) and butterfly house. Fantastic array of plants in the 'hot houses' which were well labelled with descriptions etc. Outside the plants were just beginning to show signs that late summer brings however, the trees and bushes more than made... More 

Thank Paulusmc
Witney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Lots to keep every member of the family happy. Lovely plants and gardens, lawns for picnics, birds, butterflies and animals. Nice little cafe.

Thank BeeJC2014
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

I visited the gardens around 18 months ago and found the toilets were dirty and poorly maintained and the café was poor. On that occasion I emailed the gardens to say that I thought the facilities let them down. I said I didn't want to put a review on trip advisor about it but would like to know if they... More 

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My partner and I have been visiting Botanical Gardens for many years and are

members. Recently my partner who is in receipt of treatment for vision

problems at the City Hospital, simply popped in to the Botanical gardens for

a brief visit (he has, in fact, recently retired (for health reasons).

Unfortunately he forgot on this ONE occasion to register in your machine his

car's registration number and as a result has now received today a fine from

the company you have contracted the car parking out to, of £60 - which will

increase I understand if he does not pay the fine promptly.


I feel quite angry about this on my partners behalf.


Given that we are long standing supporters of your gardens and that this was

the sole occasion he simply forgot, and that indeed HE IS ALREADY A MEMBER

(and no doubt partly because of his preoccupation with his health problems-)

we request that your senior manager seeks on his behalf to liaise with your

car parking organisation and 'waives' this 'fine' immediately. We have never

approved of this new arrangement for members though we have complied. It

seems to be a means to abnegate your responsibility for the parking issues

and only complicates the resolution of this kind of error on the part of

your/visitors/members AND creates ill feeling all round.


We will probably visit you tomorrow morning and would ask that you seek to

represent my partner and get the fine waived without fuss and promptly so as

not to cause any more stress to my partner than has already been occasioned.


Presently we feel very let down, and this is very unjust. We are also

concerned that this might be happening to others who similarly occasionally

are forgetful and have then the hassle of seeking redress from your

contracted-out car parking 'corporation.'


Thank you. He is a paid up member of Botanical

Gardens. You can check this). I am determined that my partner will not be

required to pay what is essentially your instituted fine.

5 months ago
Carlisle, United Kingdom
4 months ago

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