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Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses

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Address: Westbourne Road | Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3TR, England
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+44 121 454 1860
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Lantern festival was a delight

We visited late evening in the second last week of December to see the Magical Lantern festival. They had arranged for free parking at the nearby university car park from where... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited late evening in the second last week of December to see the Magical Lantern festival. They had arranged for free parking at the nearby university car park from where the entrance to the botanical gardens was just a few metres away. The displays were colourful and magnificent. There was a guided pathway that took you past all the... More 

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

We thoroughly enjoyed this. So creative yet simply beautiful. Something for everyone. Hope it's back next year with more treats

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited The Chinese Lantern Festival at The Birmingham Botanical Gardens Dec 2016 as a birthday treat with family. Thrilled to attend this event's first visit to Birmingham after the sad demise of Walsall Illuminations. We were not disappointed, all the displays were colourful, inventive and great fun. There were some good quality food providers at the entrance and then in... More 

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

Beautiful place, lots to see and do both inside and outside. Assault course for the kids, a beautiful sensory garden which is so endearing, educational and the children love getting invlved in it discovering facts.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have loved the Botanical Gardens since being taken there as a child, now 55 years on the magic is still there, it is a perfect little oasis, well tended and a pleasure to walk around or just sit relax and chill.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our company Christmas party was hosted here. We were in a room with over 300 people, split on tables of ten. Bar prices were those of a captive audience, best of a fiver for a Cidre. The meal was a mass catered affair, OK but nothing special. The low-light of the night was the Em-Cee who sounded like he'd come... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The magic lantern show is well worth a visit. Very unusual attraction. Reasonably priced. A walk through a magical land. There are lots and lots of exquisite displays. Parking is difficult but can be arranged through just park. We were peckish when we arrived. My husband queued for a hot dog. I expected some horrible greasy mess. No it was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the brilliant lantern festival held at the Botanical Gardens this year. There was a magnificent display and something for all ages. It was enjoyed by everyone in my party.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful evening , there was something different around every corner. As the evening was so dark it gave a surreal look to all the displays as if they were floating. Magical.

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

Went to the magical lantern exhibition at the botanical gardens in December. I thoroughly enjoyed the evening, it was so nice to do something different and beautiful to see. The lanterns are just breath taking and its so easy to walk round and see them all as there is a path to follow and staff at hand should you need... 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.

8 months ago

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