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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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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Magical lanterns

Went here the other night for the magical lantern festival. It was really good. Have also been here for weddings and other functions. Really nice olace and worth a visit

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing evening had by all! It was so beautiful and magical. The food stalls through out the gardens, where a great addition. Hot chocolate was well needed on the cold night walk. Staff where friendly and attentive. Recommend

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here the other night for the magical lantern festival. It was really good. Have also been here for weddings and other functions. Really nice olace and worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited the Botanical Gardens last Sunday night to see the Chinese Lantern and lights display. Thought it might be a bit naff, with just a few leftovers from Blackpool or Walsall Illuminations. But it was FANTASTIC and very beautiful. The skill which has gone into making all the exhibits by hand, made from wire framework covered with coloured silk, is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Myself and my younger sister visited the Magical Lantern festival and thought it was stunning! It took about two hours to walk around the trail with plenty of things to look at. Fully recommended.

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Kingsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a good family evening here wandering through the grounds looking at all the lantern displays. My young granddaughter thoroughly enjoyed looking at all of the displays. Although there was no on-site parking except for blue badge holders we were given plenty of notice of this and were give public transport options.

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Birmingham
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been a family member for many years and have always enjoyed short visits to the gardens with my children, as it is close to their schools. However in the recent years, it seems that they have contracted out the car park to an agency and introduced a system of having to register your car details on entry to... More 

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Thank Andy2012Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the kids on a day out trip for my sons birthday, they absolutely loved the gardens and we enjoyed touring around looking at the different gardens also love the bird cage section very excitong for the kids would very much reccomend for a family day out

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When people come to Birmingham for the first time and ask where to go for attractions. I always suggest seeing the botanical gardens. Its wonderful scenic views, horticulture and open walking areas are beautiful. Highly recommended. It is abit expensive but if you its well worth it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Autumn is lovely here because of all the varying colours of the leaves. But various areas are still in desperate need of clearing up. The new greenhouse is good, but it's position is a bit silly - should have been better positioned in order to get more plants around it. Please to see the chickens are better cared for and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely place if planning a wedding, looking to entertain the kids or even just look at some beautiful foliage. Very good price for entry and hours of interesting and stunning exotic flowers both indoors and outdoors. There is also a nice trail walk to a childrens play area where you can sit down and have a packed lunch with your... 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.

6 months ago
Carlisle, United Kingdom
5 months ago

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