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“Horticultural bliss in the middle of the city.”

Winterbourne House and Garden
Ranked #8 of 282 things to do in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
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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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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“Horticultural bliss in the middle of the city.”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

This place is a gem. The house is well presented, interesting and informative and the tea rooms are exactly what you would expect from a country house. The real focal point are the stunning gardens. The talent and skill used in their design and upkeep creates a real journey allowing you to experience the style and variation of different 'rooms.'

It's an oasis in the midst of a busy city and the sense of calm in invokes is something quite special.

Visited July 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Oasis of calm only minutes from Birmingham city centre”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Despite covering less than 10 acres, the gardens at Winterbourne offer an incredible array of colour and design. The walled garden leading from the shop is an instant delight, with flowers planted in the central beds and vegetable grown on the perimeter beds by the walls. It's wonderful to see that produce from this very garden is sold in the shop. The paths will lead you on a journey of discovery, through arches into hidden areas. It was great to see so many people enjoying the gardens, even though it was a Monday. Staff were extremely helpful and friendly - they are clearly passionate about where they work - and who could blame them!

Visited July 2013
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3 reviews
“Home and Garden”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

Spectacular garden full of little garden 'rooms', and the increasing array of period rooms in the house, which bring a Victorian or Edwardian Birmingham businessman's family home to life, makes an interesting diversion if it's raining. The cafe comes into its own on a fine sunny day when you can enjoy tea on the wysteria-over-hung terrace.

Visited January 2013
Thank Barber_Institute1
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Hidden Treasure”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

It's been a really pleasant trip to Winterbourne for a family day-out, especially when its proper summer outside with all flowers blossoming! We viewed thousands species of plants and took many nice family pictures with the leafy gardens and historic buildings and antiques....The girl from Taiwan volunteering there as a tour guide made our trip even more meaningful:) Overall, we truly enjoyed the tranquillity while walking in the nature and the back-to-history educational tour!

Visited July 2013
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Telford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Another Birmingham gem”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

My wife and I visited the exhibitions at Barber Institute (less than half a mile away) and picked up the leaflet for Winterbourne, a place I had not heard of despite being a Birmingham resident until 1975.
The promise of House, gardens and tea room made the immediate visit inevitable!
The gardens are excellent, in good order and well looked after, one minor point - the water area by the Japanese Bridge appears somewhat neglected but the gardens made up for this.
An excellent (and good value) lunch was had in the tea rooms with their views of the gardens.
Finally the look around the house with the informative displays and artefacts was a great finish to the visit.
We had visited Hampton Court & Kew the previous weekend - on a value for money basis Winterbourne won hands down. In particular both London venues were outshone in the Catering department. Well done Birmingham University for making this wonderful site available.

Visited June 2013
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