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Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses

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Westbourne Road | Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3TR, England
+44 121 454 1860
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Grounds have been tended to and look lovely, awful drinks in the shop and rude waiter. Frothless... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
David W
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Over charged, but don’t keep records of payments

Very disappointed as over charged, raised this issue with them to be told, we don’t keep records of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jane W
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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.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible13%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Westbourne Road | Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3TR, England
+44 121 454 1860
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Grounds have been tended to and look lovely, awful drinks in the shop and rude waiter. Frothless, milky cappuccino. 😭

Thank David W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very disappointed as over charged, raised this issue with them to be told, we don’t keep records of payments, will be speaking to trading standards.

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was really looking forward to our trip to see the Lights trail and had read what to expet on their website prior to booking. Was really disappointed. having paid £8 for a car park ticket, the attendant told me to park on the road...someone else...More

Thank D W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit to the Christmas lights at the Gardens. It was such a magical experience. We visited as a group - 4 adults and 4 children aged 2-5yrs. The Walk was just long enough for the little ones, guides on route with torches to...More

Thank Anna T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so surprised at how brilliant this Trail of Lights was! We've been to the Kew event which is similar but was much more expensive and no where near as good as the Birmingham version. There were problems parking so we recommend you book...More

Thank AnnieAries
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I surprised my mother yesterday and frankly was very disappointed. Apart from a couple of touches and the one field of lights was stunning the rest was mainly trees lit from the bottom and a few lights on trees. The pavillion was lit and that...More

Thank Shirley E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice light show mainly in nigh Book parking ticket at advance as parking is a bit complicated Amazing for family trip

Thank lopi182015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here on 13th December so it was very snowy still. I thought that this would add to the feeling of Christmas with the light trail. Instead, we were unable to enjoy any snacks as we were redirected away from the food huts halfway...More

Thank Travellingblonde77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner surprised me with a visit here for a date night and we had an 8pm start time. We are in our late 20's The lights were lovely and we enjoyed the walk round the gardens. It took us about 40 minutes. We took...More

Thank Victoria T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good value and enjoyable hour at the Christmas lights which were enhanced by the snow. There were some interesting features and designs which used the trees and walkways to full advantage. The forest on fire and icicles on the trees were memorable. The children...More

Thank Helen L
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Mandy B
8 January 2018|
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Response from David W | Reviewed this property |
Lights are down today.
7 December 2017|
Response from ThisIsMyOpinion2 | Reviewed this property |
Well that depends. Take as long or as little as you like. As you are going in the dark, you are guided by the lights, and as such, some pathways and areas are shut off. Normally you would wonder all over and stop at... More
2 December 2017|
Response from ThisIsMyOpinion2 | Reviewed this property |
You have several options. Firstly, get a train to Five Ways (1st stop outside New Street) then catch a bus going to Harborne. You could actually walk from Five Ways but it would take about 15 minutes. Or get a bus/cab from... More