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Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses

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Westbourne Road | Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3TR, England
+44 121 454 1860
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Not up to its premier attraction status

Considering this is supposed to be one of Birmingham's Premier attractions i feel its really... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rachel H
West Bromwich
An enjoyable visit

I visited the gardens after wanting to go for some time and I wasn't disappointed. There was an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Fifteen acres of glorious landscaped gardens with over 7000 plants, shrubs and trees - and a new Butterfly House. Close to Birmingham city centre, this hidden tranquil setting also has four glasshouses taking the visitor from the hot steamy heat of the Tropical rainforest with its rich vegetation, through to the Sub-Tropical House with its stunning palms and tree ferns. The visitor moves through to the Mediterranean House, with its citrus plants and bright conservatory-type blooms - and finally to the stark contrast of the Arid House with desert climate and stunning cacti.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible13%
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Westbourne Road | Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3TR, England
+44 121 454 1860
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Considering this is supposed to be one of Birmingham's Premier attractions i feel its really missing something. I've been on a few occasions but feel the place on its own just feels a little bit unloved and in need of some thought to make it...More

Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the gardens after wanting to go for some time and I wasn't disappointed. There was an array of exotic plants and nice walks around the gardens. With this time of the year some of the outside plants were not in their full bloom...More

Thank AFuk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the Birmingham Botanical Gardens on a cold and damp November day as we were bored and fancied going somewhere we would not normally go. We are not really into plants etc. The entrance fee of £7.50 each was reasonable I...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My review is primarily about the recent Fireworks Display on Saturday November 4th, but obviously The Botanical Gardens is a great attraction, whatever the event or just to go there to walk around in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, to admire the plants, the trees,...More

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was apart of a large group of friends who meet up hete om November 4th. The afternoon tea is not what we expected at all. We were all let down by the lack of cake and sweets as that what afternoon tea is. What...More

Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with a large group for a pre-booked and pre-paid afternoon tea. A few guests were gluten free, which wasn't a problem, but there was a limited choice of savoury items and absolutely no sweet foods. I've never heard of afternoon tea without scones and...More

Thank Jess H
BBGVisitManager, General Manager at Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback, we have noted your comments and will contact you directly to discuss your concerns. Please note our ‘savoury’ afternoon tea option was selected for this occasion and it doesn’t come with sweet items. We appreciate savoury afternoon tea doesn’t meet...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really beautiful place on a sunny day, interesting exhibitions in the greenhouses and organised events

Thank Triin M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great afternoon and very clean around. Cream tea and scones available and the gardens are beautiful if you look for a chill and great afternoon

Thank Carmen V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This one having lots and lots of garden related stuffs, bit boring for me but friends are there and they enjoyed and learned a lot.

Thank Nikunj P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had never visited The Botanical Gardens before despite having often talked about it. Finally we took a train and bus ride to Birmingham and so glad we did. It was a very busy half-term Thursday with lots of excited kids in Halloween costume enjoying the...More

Thank john w
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Hi, I am amazed reading all these reviews and questions of people affected by the parking fines at Birmingham UK Botanical Gardens...we visited here at the start of September 2017 and have had the same parking fine problems! I can't believe how unhelpful this 'charity' as they call themselves are to customers. We have been hit with a £42 car rental company fine (for not disclosing we had a fine and expense of them giving this so called car park company our details) and await I believe £100 fine in post (that's what the lady in the Gardens told me when I phoned today). Three of us spent less than 2 hours at this place on a Sunday and I am so sorry we were unfortunate enough to come across it on our way back to the airport for a flight later that day...what a huge mistake! Has anyone had any luck getting these fines thrown out or is it a waste of time? It has made our short weekend break very expensive and the less than 2 hours at this cold, wet, dreary place costing nearly £200! Is there any way to get more notice out there so other people aren't caught so badly? I am usually the first person to recommend a good place and usually hesitant to give out about a bad one but....this place and its shambles treatment of customers is shocking!!! Travelled to many countries and visited parks & gardens and have never come across such bad customer relations...either have a carpark available for use as part of admission or put a barrier up and request payment as you enter the darn carpark...simple!!!
7 October 2017|
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Response from hobbyhorses | Reviewed this property |
Food is pretty awful. --both quality and choice. We would never eat in this cafe. Much of what they offer is bread, maybe soup, cakes, biscuits. Not very much thought or care has gone into this area.