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Akamba Garden Centre

Tythe Barn Lane | Shirley, Solihull B90 1PH, England
+44 121 733 3111
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Great location

I had a catch up the other week with an old school friend and we decided to go to Akamba for some... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gxxxxxx
via mobile
Do not even think about sneaking any water in with you!

We visited for the 1st time on 7th May. We went with our 4yo and our friends who have a 3yo It was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Elizabeth F
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
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“exotic plants”(27 reviews)
“african theme”(20 reviews)
“curried goat”(18 reviews)
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Tythe Barn Lane | Shirley, Solihull B90 1PH, England
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+44 121 733 3111
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"exotic plants"
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"african theme"
in 20 reviews
"curried goat"
in 18 reviews
"life size"
in 16 reviews
"for sale"
in 21 reviews
"bird walk"
in 13 reviews
"reptile house"
in 9 reviews
"african food"
in 7 reviews
"african animals"
in 7 reviews
"live band"
in 8 reviews
"limbo dancer"
in 6 reviews
"unusual place"
in 6 reviews
"bird sanctuary"
in 6 reviews
"gift shop"
in 19 reviews
"brilliant night"
in 7 reviews
"sunny day"
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"beach area"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had a catch up the other week with an old school friend and we decided to go to Akamba for some breakfast as we had heard of this place but never been before. We had such a good time sitting out in the gardens...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited for the 1st time on 7th May. We went with our 4yo and our friends who have a 3yo It was the hottest day of the year so far - c27 degrees. I was 8 mtgs pregnant. On arrival we saw bag search...More

1  Thank Elizabeth F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Akamba many times and it’s was a family favourite and the kids loved it, however our experience yesterday will make me think twice about ever going again. Seeing as it was the hottest day of the year we told the kids...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we went here for a Sunday evening to try something different, 6 of us had the Buffet. the starter was fixed to share for two people. the buffet was very small and seemed to have been left out for hours, the rice was very dry,...More

1  Thank scottry
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came in April one Sunday afternoon with a friend as I wanted to show her what I was going on about. For me personally, I love Akamba and come here quite often. It's refreshingly different (may not be to everyone's taste anx the plants...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here today with children ages 17, 9,7,6 and my Mom who uses a walking frame. We had a great first visit. The settings and theme are just stunning, feels like a little oasis. It wasn’t busy apart from a small school group who we...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Akamba for a birthday meal yesterday. The buffet cost 18.90/person but offered very little choice . The starter is fixed and served on a plate to be shared between two, at least that is what the menu states. However, there was six of...More

1  Thank Clive F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve just returned from an appalling experience at Akamba. My wife, my 2 young children and I went for lunch today. I spent 10 minutes queuing at the bar to order food, whilst the young staff at the other counter looked on, only to be...More

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kel c, Owner at Akamba Garden Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi. I am really sorry you had a terrible experience at Akamba. We have lots of new summer staff currently being trained for the busy season, I am afraid you should have been pre warned about the wait for your lunch so you could make...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

The Akamba Garden Centre isnt really an average garden centre. The plants they do have are focussed on hardy outdoor plant and are expensive. They also have a huge range of metal African animals. Which again are very expensive . What the centre has is...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

So on the way to Akamba with a car full of excited children to only find out that the special Easter offer starts tomorrow not today, even though they posted it yesterday with absolutely no inclination that there was a start date, only an end...More

1  Thank Pixie8203
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kel c, Owner at Akamba Garden Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Hi. Really sorry about this. I will look into it. In the mean time if I could you email me to kel@akamba.co.uk

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Joanne B
24 September 2017|
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Response from Laura M | Reviewed this property |
Haven't seen any wheelchairs available to hire. The paths are quite narrow in places
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Pixie8203
27 March 2017|
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Response from kel c | Property representative |
Hi. Thank you for your interest. Yes kids love Akamba, we have the tropical house full of birds, reptiles and bugs (£4 per person). The beach is open on sunny days ( £1 charge per person). The garden centre itself is free to... More
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123sylvia2015
21 March 2017|
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Response from britishbulldog50 |
the paths are gravel, and you "walk" through a jungle, so theres spikie plants that stuck out, theres large metal animals that stick out, incense burning so asthma ppl may hve problems
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