Birmingham Botanical Gardens

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Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens
4.5
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4.5
489 reviews
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316
Very good
141
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Stephen F
27 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
Great experience especially during these stressful times.Lots to see and admire and lots of fresh air. The gardens are wonderfully set out , The cafe was brilliant friendly helpful staff and amazing food, I had the burger and it’s the best I’ve tasted in a long while.
Written January 16, 2022
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zombienic
Minnesota1,184 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
This is a very large place with multiple winding trails. I'm sure we missed a lot even tho we were here for hours. Even in November the roses were lovely. Inside tropical and cactus gardens were nice. Loved the Japanese garden. Especially the bamboo forest. Large selection of ferns. Most flowers were gone already but still a very nice place to spend a few hours.
Written November 15, 2021
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Randy H
78 contributions
Nov 2021
Really great Botanical Gardens. A great space, near the city and it's free with plenty of parking. Worth a visit, what a great asset for Birmingham.
Written November 2, 2021
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stephanie
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Family
Jurassic encounter AVOID if you are a blue badge holder as there is NO management of the carpark which had no disabled parking but full of cars without blue badges. ‘Street food ’ consisted of overpriced burger stand. Hot chocolate stand and sweets stand. If the management of the event was acceptable it may have been worth a visit but was too stressful to enjoy 😩
Written October 24, 2021
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rogersober
Clermont, FL28,101 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Wished we knew greenhouse was closed on Mondays. The place was vast and laid out in a sectional manor. The Japanese gardens were very nice. The rose garden was fragrant. The trails were wet and muddy.
Written September 20, 2021
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Dave C
Alexandria, VA1,383 contributions
Sep 2021
This is a very nice place, with good walking trails and informative signs. It is in need of a little upkeep compared to others I've visited, but this is also the only or nearly only free one I've ever attended, which put this rating over the top to a five. A lot of people were obviously meeting to catch up with each other on the benches, it just had a wonderful extended family feel to the area and friendly vibe. Cool bugs in the area, had a lot of dragonflies and some really cool spiny orb weaver spiders overhead (if you're tall please proceed with caution, the webs are easy to see if you're looking and they are not aggressive). the gift shop is very nice, with a great selection of books and things, and some plants for sale outside.
Written September 12, 2021
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Charis Gambon
Birmingham, UK14 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Absolutely love the gardens there is so much to look at and it is all so beautiful. Looked after so well by the owners.
Written September 5, 2021
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gillp141
West Bromwich, UK54 contributions
Aug 2021
Had not visited since May 2019 and was saddened to see that the whole place had gone down hill and clearly needs some serious investment.
Most of the buildings need repair/painting, crumbling window frames and flaking paint on a number of the buildings.
Went to the toilet before we set off round the gardens, (we arrived for opening at 10.00) no toilet paper and the bin was literally over flowing and it was clear it had not cleaned .
Set off on our walk an passed a bin that had a number of soiled nappies on the floor next to it. One of the staff was working a few yards from it ( he had to have seen it) I pointed it out to him and he explained that he was the only person cleaning/emptying bins on site but would deal with it .
The gardens themselves are lovely, an amazing array of plants and trees.
We went to the butterfly house and were dismayed to see a number on dead butterflies and several who were clearly unwell. I think there were probably less then 10 live butterflies in there.
Had 2 cofffes from the cafe , tiny cups £6.20.
Overall we were left feeling sad and disappointed as it was not the gardens we had previously enjoyed, don’t know if it the affect of COVID, lack of staff/volunteers that has impacted on the overall appearance of the gardens, but it’s such a shame, sad to say we won’t be back anytime soon.
Written August 30, 2021
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Kwame Micheal
Anchorage, AK948 contributions
Aug 2021
Starting out this garden is wonderful. It is free to enter and recommends donations to keep things going in a dropbox near the gate entrance. I recommend supporting this in order to keep it free for those who want to go.

The garden is gorgeous and has so much to offer, to be honest. A lot of clean and nice paths to walk on. Sections of the garden are nicely organized. They have bees pollinating and lots and lots to see. My favorite part was the Japanese garden with bamboo, koi, and lots of Japanese Maples. I would recommend this to anyone who likes these types of things.
Written August 22, 2021
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Megan
Malinta, OH62 contributions
Jul 2021
It amazes me that this place is completely FREE! What a beautiful area- there are so many gardens to stroll through, each with their own theme. My husband and I were on a road trip to Florida and needed to get out of the car for awhile and this place was a gem. Even the drive to get to the parking lot was fun- lots of nice views and pretty homes along winding roads. We could have spent another hour or so wandering through. They also have a great little gift shop with unique items and ice bars for sale.
Written July 30, 2021
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