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 visit here. Easy to find, loads to see and plenty to read to keep the kids amused. Absolutely stunning range of plants. Just go see for yourself.  more »
  • We came her on Tuesday morning. The prices were reasonable. From the entrance you can amble through the several glasshouses (tropical, with a pond stocked with several huge koi, sub-tropical, Mediterr...  more »
  • The gardens are a Birmingham institute and despite not always hitting the mark if they were to ever go it would be a huge shame for the city. To really enjoy the site I recommend a bright warm and sun...  more »
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  • Perfect for a walk and a bit of piece and quiet or for running after the kids and enjoying the large playground. My 2.5year old son loved the birds and fish near the entrance and the water features, also investigated the herb garden. Parking fills up very quickly...
  • Great green space in middle of Birmingham. Enjoyable for whole family. In addition to plants, bird aviary x 2 and playgrounds with Peacocks wondering around freely. Cafe is pricey but gift shop is very good. Hold events throughout the year.
  • I gave it 5 stars as it's good value for money, it's £38 for one adult plus guest to use as many times in a one year period. Many different plants and greenery also a well thought of play area for children. Only problem would be the parking as it's quiet small for a venue it's size. Make sure you register your car details at the entrance and keep hold of that receipt for up to 6 weeks I was told by staff.
  • A little something for everyone. Beautiful gardens, history, educational and fun playground for children. Smaller than others I've visited but then you feel like you haven't missed something if you don't spend all day. Great gastro pub round the corner too for afters!
  • Beautiful place for all the family... Children's play area too... Nice cafeteria and reasonable prices... Disability scooters and disabled wheelchairs for hire... A lovely day out......👍

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