Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses, Birmingham

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Wander through 6 hectares (15 acres) of lush landscaping at Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses. Situated just outside of the city center, the garden contains over 7,000 different plants, trees, and shrubs. Visit the tropical greenhouse to see varieties of rain forest vegetation, or the arid house for a look at dry desert climate plants. Kids love the discovery garden, where they can learn about different plants through interactive play. Bring a pack lunch to eat in the gardens, or enjoy a meal at the on-site bistro. Use our Birmingham trip maker app to visit Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses on your trip to Birmingham, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Great place to take time out in the middle of the city. Great kids playground and a large lawn for a picnic; as well as a tea shop if you dont want to take your own. In addition to the garden there we...  more »
  • Brought a groupon and was a bit concerned after reading a review, the room isn't very inviting and although it was a lovely sunny day, we were asked to sit in the room next to the cafe, although it wa...  more »
  • I bought this offer on group on for my mother for Christmas. What a disappointment. The room was very big and not at all welcoming. The sandwiches were on white bread with margarine and the cakes were...  more »
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  • Brilliant! Great gardens superbly maintained. Kids loved exploring greenhouse and botanical gardens and enjoyed the bird sanctuary which also housed peacocks and parrots! Not forgetting to mention the adventure playground suitable for all ages even adults(young at heart)! Managed to visit whilst the orchestra played on the pavilion (I think it's called ) we had great weather food for a picnic and music! I shall be visiting again!
  • Unfortunately not much in bloom outside when we visited towards the end of March. This didn't stop us from enjoying our visit. An enjoyable walk around the greenhouses led us to the bonsai collection, then on to a handsome white parrot who greeted us with a cheery "hello." A stroll around the grounds led us through some lovely spaces and past a fairly large children's play area. We had walked a big circuit and found ourselves walking past the same cheery parrot who bid us "bye bye." Our entrance was £7.50 per adult including gift aid. We had a good few hours walking around. Would love to come back in the summer with a picnic. Convenient bus stops near by. Parking looked limited but was free when you validated it inside with your reg no.
  • Much busier than usual, on Bank Holiday Monday - I maybe got the last parking space :-) Lots of people, very young to very old, and pretty much everyone happy -- but many areas just off the main paths were still delightfully tranquil. Lots of interesting and colorful plants, of course, but I'm tech rather than bio -- so I enjoy them, but don't fully appreciate them :-) Also squirrels, peacocks, caged parrots, etc. The tea room was closed, which seemed odd, but the gift store has icecream from £1.20. We paid £40 for one-year membership for my gardening girlfriend, and this gets me in free; a pretty good deal, provided we visit a few more times.
  • Absolutely fabulous! Came for the gardens and afternoon tea on a voucher with my mum. Also brought my dad, and paid for his entry. The guys dealing with afternoon tea were fantastic, especially as we snuck my dad in extra (we thought it'd be in the cafe and we could just buy coffee and cake. It's not). They provided extra sandwiches and coffee to make sure the food stretched between three, and the food and service was excellent. The plants and gardens themselves were beautiful as always. Always enjoy looking at the birds too 😊
  • A beautiful space anytime of year. However, especially lovely in spring through to autumn. Brilliant children's play area & a quiet oasis of calm in the city. Nice but small café, at the usual slightly expensive prices. Easy to spend a few delightful hours here. It's mainly outdoor though, so heavy rain isn't an ideal time to visit.
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