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. Put Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses into our Birmingham vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • I've been here twice now, once accompanying a school art visit and subsequently with my girlfriend. I would love to visit more often as this is a wonderful place of beauty and interest and calm. There...  more »
  • If you get a parking space, it is well worth a visit. The tropical and arid plant houses have fascinating varieties. Outside, the gardens are tranquil and a perfect place for some calm reflection. We ...  more »
  • Exceptional valuemail entrance fee. Very good glass houses. Beautiful scenery. Nice live music on Sunday aftermoons.Cafe expensive and limited parking though.  more »
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  • A really great day out. Lots of interesting things to see & learn. Or just a lovely walk through the different habitats & gardens. Great for kids, as there is a playground. Cafe has great good, friendly staff & a nice atmosphere. All the facilities around site are clean & well maintained. It is also very well priced.
  • Parking is very limited and if there is a wedding on you don't stand a change. If you get a space it's absolutely worth it. The gardens are fabulous along with the hot house Japanese garden and butterfly house. Brilliant for macro photography. Nice place to have a picnic and a massive area to let the kids run around. The Cafe is good a bit pricey as always at these places. They seem to have a lot of kids activities on.
  • A fantastic, well kept and beautiful gardens with a few flaws. The folks running the place have clearly spent some time and love on the grounds and it shows - there's a lot of variety and a lot to see while you're there. Definitely a good day out. That said there are some downsides... 1. The price! £15 for two adults plus a further £20 (!!) for two paninis, crisps, soft drinks and a slice of cake. Despite living locally this means I probably won't go back for some time because there are other places I could go for the same money - or Cannon Hill Park which is free. 2. The stupid car park and parking system. The bay spaces are tight (even for my Ford Fiesta, nevermind a 4x4 or people carrier) and in order to validate your parking you must enter your registration number at entry... ...then hold onto a piece of paper for 6 weeks(?!), presumably to prove you were in the gardens and not using it as a free park. I've never seen that before. Besides that, it's worth a day out. Plan accordingly!
  • Lovely place with beautiful view and peaceful atmosphere. Got many different plant species from desert, tropical to sub-tropical. Got free roaming peacocks and chicken, caged birds and parrots. Nice gift shop too! Free parking.
  • An oasis in the city. Great play areas for children. Beautiful gardens. Often there is musical entertainment in the band stand or outdoor theatre. Lots going on. Great for families. Also, they have a banqueting suite so this is a beautiful location for a wedding.