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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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Busniess Conference - Great Venue

I attended a business conference here where we also had a meal. There were around 60 delegates from around the country and it was a very good location for everyone to find and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Joseph M
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I attended a business conference here where we also had a meal. There were around 60 delegates from around the country and it was a very good location for everyone to find and park. Interesting venue and very good facilities. Conference went well , staff and food were good. Good place near the city for large group to meet.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small party of us visited the Birmingham Botanical Gardens today and was astounded by the beautiful garden, grounds and tropical houses. Bearing in mind it is mid February and the wide variety of trees are still bare and the widespread bulbs and spring flowers are still to bloom we had a lovely visit. The grounds are beautifully kept and... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for kids and adults alike. Plants in full bloom in the glass house. Extraordinary beautiful morning at the Botanics. Climbing trees (not encouraged) New playground looking a little sad but everything else was perfect. A quick snack in the tearoom (a bit pricey ) but heyho it's a special occasion.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very colourful display of arranged lights depicting scenes from children's fairy-tales (some of which weren't easily recognisable!). A real pity that no plans of the event were available; similarly a refreshments kiosk mid-way might have been a good idea? What a pity there were no hands-on activities for the younger visitors. The one display of the red Dragon, shown... More 

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

The gardens are beautiful even on a normal wintry February afternoon but with the sun out they are awesome The teenagers were kept reasonably entertained even though the attraction of Pokémon Go proved irresistible especially as the Gardens are currently a nest for onyx A good lunch at the cafe and a few souvenirs capped a wonderful afternoon

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with 4 younger children (6-13) and a teenager. Had to drag them in, but mood swiftly changed when they saw the koi carp in the pool on the tropical house, under real banana trees. On to the citrus and the cacti houses, then outdoors to the play area which is located down the hill. Topped it off with cakes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attended the magic lantern with my wonderful wife booked for 7pm. Got there half an hour earlier and we're let in with no issues. Off site parking was good but maybe a stroke of luck ad there's not much close to the place. Nice hot food steak burgers, hot dogs, churros inside which were amazing. Will definitely go again when... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to go with children, there's plenty to see and do, the park is very entertaining and free from animal poo. The birds are a lovely added attraction as are the fish in the hot houses. The spring and summer offers a very colourful display of flowers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem within Birmingham to see some glorious gardens and beautiful flowers and plants. They also have a great building that can hold weddings and parties that overlook the beautiful gardens.

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

Brilliant place to visit, very beautiful walks, and tropical houses to see and explore, we have been many times, lovely in the winter and in the summer, lots to see.

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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.

9 months ago

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