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“Amazingly Beautiful Garden!”

Winterbourne House and Garden
Ranked #8 of 283 things to do in Birmingham
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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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5 reviews
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“Amazingly Beautiful Garden!”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

What a wonderfull place only a mile away from the city centre! Beautifully groomed garden with plenty of flowers, walkways, arches and benches to rest and ponder ;) Very romantic tea room with an outdoor terrace and beautiful views!

Thank Daniella F
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful and timeless”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

These are beautiful and timeless gardens and you also get to walk around the ground floor of an arts and crafts style house with interesting descriptions and items. The gardens are beautifully kept and theres a long tree tunnel and stepping stone path through a stream to keep children entertained. The food is good and there's a lovely terrace overlooking the garden to sit at on warm days. One for serious plant lover's (they have two national collections) and garden wanderers.

Visited September 2012
Thank Jane H
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“Secret Getaway”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

If you have an interest in gardening, self sufficiency, growing your own then this haven of Green in Birmingham city is a great place to be. For the area there is lots packed in around the old manor house. The house itself is a museum worth a look around and if you have an interest in local or the very personal history of the house and the family that lived there but my personal interest is in visiting the gardens, there are the main gardens of the house which are quite formal and pleasant for a stroll, but there are also alpine gardens, Hot houses with cacti, swamp gardens, water gardens and a little woodland walk, formal walled gardens for vegetables, beehives, a chicken coop for rescued chickens an plenty of things to see and do. Definitely recommended!

Visited July 2012
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“Big Surprise near city centre”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

Winterbourne House is part of the Edgebaston campus of the University of Birmingham, and the 6 acres of gardens are tended by students studying Botany. The house was built in 1904 for John Nettlefold, a Birmingham industrialist and founder member of the current global group, GKN.
The ground floor is open to visitors (upper floor opening in 2013) with fascinating exhibits and original family items, illustrating the history of the family and its successors in the house.
The well-kept gardens were designed by Nettlefold's wife and have been maintained & modified by successive owners until it fell to the university in the mid-20th century. They now contain many exotic species from all over the world.
There is a tea room/cafeteria with a terrace overlooking the gardens, plants for sale, a small shop, second-hand bookshop and 19th century printing exhibition.
We spent 3 hours there, representing exceptional value at about £4.

Visited August 2012
2 Thank bigal257
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

We have lived in Birmingham for 10 years and only discovered this house by chance. It is a beautiful house with fabulous gardens. I am not a gardener (quite the opposite!) but really enjoyed wandering amongst the beautiful plants and trees. An absolute must is the orchid house, and the green house with the cactii in. Very cheap to get into , easy parking and a great tea room.

Visited August 2012
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