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Akamba Garden Centre

Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Global Reggae band

Me and my friends were here Saturday evening. £28 a ticket for main course, desert and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Themed night

What a fantastic night here last night... have to say after booking when I looked at some reviews I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jo E
Birmingham, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“exotic plants”(28 reviews)
“african theme”(21 reviews)
“for sale”(23 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Tythe Barn Lane | Shirley, Solihull B90 1PH, England
+44 121 733 3111
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I never usually leave reviews on these sites but I felt this deserved it, for all the wrong reasons unfortunately. I was recommended here by a few people who have eaten at the restaurant and so I thought we’d give it a try with some...More

1  Thank 406csmith
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing. I was looking for canna lilies for a design project and their stock was stunning. I also got seduced into buying banana plants. The atmosphere is great and the quality of the plants is very high.

Thank Jules6620
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place! Great for a summers day in the garden or an evening glass of wine and meal at the weekend.

1  Thank dawnfreeman2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was taken to Akamba Garden Centre whilst visiting my daughter. What a surprise to find these amazing sculptures. Elephants, giraffes of all shapes and sizes, and other African animals too. A tiny taste of Africa in Solihull. There was a nice restaurant on site...More

Thank Lupina53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my friends were here Saturday evening. £28 a ticket for main course, desert and entertainment. The entertainment made this evening for sure!! without them everything else aside from the venue itself was a little naff. The food is really not that great ,...More

Thank laurahawthorne1988
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited this venue for the Sunday 2 course buffet dinner. The grounds and restaurant are fascinating and provide a great atmosphere. The food was good, in particular the goat curry, but fairly limited and somewhat overpriced for cheap ingredients and basic...More

3  Thank hoteltroubleshooter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A hidden gem. Must visit. Akamba is amazing both during the day sat outside in then sun drinking coffee ad eating cake, or in the evening in the Cosy hut.

1  Thank ledging
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this place and go there often, especially for my birthday every year...I cannot get enough of Tusker! the atmosphere is lovely and the staff very friendly and it is great to sit outside in the summer, listening to the African music and spotting peacocks...More

Thank KazB1980
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic night here last night... have to say after booking when I looked at some reviews I was a bit dubious... the staff were friendly helpful and determined that every one enjoyed their night. Food was great.. plenty of it...good selection at the...More

Thank Jo E
Reviewed September 9, 2018

I took my 2 Grandchildren to Akamba today, it was amazing and we all had a lovely day, we paid £3 each to see the exotic birds and another £1 each to visit the reptiles which represents excellent value for money when you take into...More

Thank jdw212018
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Tammy F
July 18, 2018|
Response from maria c | Reviewed this property |
Best to just go in when you arrive. Unless you’re going on middle of day on weekends or kids holiday, it’s usually very available.
Joanne B
September 23, 2017|
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Response from Laura M | Reviewed this property |
Haven't seen any wheelchairs available to hire. The paths are quite narrow in places
March 27, 2017|
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Response from kel c | Property representative |
Hi. Thank you for your interest. Yes kids love Akamba, we have the tropical house full of birds, reptiles and bugs (£4 per person). The beach is open on sunny days ( £1 charge per person). The garden centre itself is free to... More