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Akamba Garden Centre, Solihull

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Transport yourself to Africa at Akamba Garden Centre, an exotic garden, gallery, and restaurant. Explore the Kenyan-inspired gardens: walk through the palm trees and spot model elephants and giraffes. Sit down, relax in the exotic atmosphere, and enjoy food and drinks from the Tribe Eatery. Make sure to pop into the gallery to see a wide range of African art. The center regularly hosts live music evenings, ranging from reggae music to a Michael Jackson tribute. Check online to see if any performances coincide with your visit. If you’ve been inspired by your taste of Africa and would like to take home an exotic plant with you, visit the on-site shop. Take a look at our Solihull trip builder to schedule your visit to Akamba Garden Centre and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Music great, thats about where it ends - total disappointment of the Big Jam event which we attended in ever other aspect. We had decided to purchase tickets for a friends special birthday. Upon arriv...  more »
  • The big jam oh yes it was a big jam at the bar . The music was great . The food was excellent but what a shambles the bar was everyone was well peed off . Every time you went to the bar for a drink yo...  more »
  • Attended the big bash with 10 tribute bands, paid £23 each which we thought was a fair price. Good turn out and nice atmosphere, weather helped as well. However to purchase a drink was a complete sham...  more »
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  • The bird and reptile experience was excellent. The miner bird did Peppa Pig impressions and Georgia was extremely attentive and highly knowledgeable about the reptiles and bugs. Great value, would definitely recommend.
  • This is a real hidden gem and a very good find. We loved our time exploring around the centre. You have to pay to let your child access the play area that they call a beach, but it is a staffed play area and they do engage the children in activities. The food and drink was very good.
  • This place is quite unique. A great place to visit and eat Caribbean based foods. Loved it and will be back at some point.
  • One of the best places that I have been to for a summer afternoon meal and drinks in the Midlands... You feel as if you have escaped Birmingham and are on your hols, even if for a few hours... Any other suggestions of places similar would be good... Can't think of any myself...
  • A unique centre and a must see. More garden centres should look to be this different and give it an edge rather than just like the rest. Staff very friendly. A refreshing change. A jewel in the Midlands. A little expensive. Make the visit.