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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
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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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Good for families and plant lovers

Three miles out of the city centre, and very close to Harborne (barrister capital of Birmingham), the Botanical Gardens offer much for families and casual visitors alike. There... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

nice day out with friends, plenty to see, nice atmosphere. Good variety of plants. To improve i would say it would be good to be offered a map of some sort to ensure we didn't miss things out.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Three miles out of the city centre, and very close to Harborne (barrister capital of Birmingham), the Botanical Gardens offer much for families and casual visitors alike. There are two play areas for kids, a decent enough café (slightly overpriced, but where isn't these days?), a very good shop (for plants, obvs, but also toys and ornaments and old-fashioned sweets... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Large gardens with a play area for children, and plenty of room to run around. The glass houses are informative, and have plants from all over the world. children love the carp in the tropical greenhouse, and glimpse of bananas on a banana tree, a coffee plant, a pepper plant, and lemon and orange trees in the mediterranean glass house.... More 

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Donisthorpe, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As taken here for an afternoon by a friend while visiting them . The hot houses are just lovely flowers all in bloom .the gardens are well maintained with peacocks strolling round ..could have spent a lot longer than the time we had so i will be going back .. There was a massive play area for children .. one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the botanical garden, and are family members and have been previously. On the day i visited we followed all the usual procedure for the car parking system, except every single terminal crashed during the "printing" receipt stage of recording the parking. After approaching the staff was told there had been issues with the system, and not to worry.... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here today as my wife loves her flowers, bushes, trees and plants. Parking is free and easy and when we arrived promptly at opening time it seemed quite quiet. It is certainly a beautiful place to visit and generally very pretty and well kept, although there were a couple of areas that we felt could have been tidied up.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for a wedding yesterday... The venue is beautiful... The gardens are exquisite.. there is a gorgeous peacock that walks around the grounds... I enjoyed myself immensely :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect day trip for families with young children. You can keep the costs down by taking a picnic, spoilt for choice with places to eat it! Fab place to play hide and seek too-great day to do 'proper family time'!

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wind down and relax with an afternoon at the Gardens, a lovely location with a new playground for children in one corner if you have energetic youngsters to entertain.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has proven to be a very popular venue for conferences and meetings as well as a day out for families and schools. The hot and warm houses have a limited though interesting array of plants - as well as the National Collection of Bonsai trees. Outdoors the gardens include a large expanse of lawn leading down to a bandstand... More 

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WEDNESDAY EVENING

 

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.

2 months ago
Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 month ago
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