We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Akamba Garden Centre

Tythe Barn Lane | Shirley, Solihull B90 1PH, England
+44 121 733 3111
Review Highlights
Fantastic animal models

So very unique and well worth a visit. Food and drink also very good. I have been a number of times... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is just amazing, The atmosphere is second to none, it's hard to believe its close to a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michelle C
via mobile
Read all 526 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“exotic plants” (27 reviews)
“life size” (21 reviews)
“african theme” (20 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Tythe Barn Lane | Shirley, Solihull B90 1PH, England
+44 121 733 3111
Write a Review
Reviews (526)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 526 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

So very unique and well worth a visit. Food and drink also very good. I have been a number of times and commend them for progressing with new features every visit.

Thank roderickbernardm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is just amazing, The atmosphere is second to none, it's hard to believe its close to a busy city, can't fault it in any way food, staff, atmosphere amazing

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I meet a friend there for lunch quite regularly. The statues in the car park are a surprise the first time you go! Food's always hot and tasty, staff are friendly and efficient, the restaurant and staff are decked out in african themes, lovely African...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food and atmosphere will certainly be visiting again. The goat curry is a must really tasty and fresh.

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw an advert in the newspaper as it's regularly advertised therefore was unsure of what to expect. Initially thought it would be a walk around for about an hour and we'd be going as the kids would be bored. Nevertheless we spent a good few...More

Thank Kinnay003
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took our Granddaughter for a wander round the animals(not real ones) she was delighted with what she saw - there wasn't a lot to see in the bird enclosure but she loved handling the reptiles in the reptile house

Thank Curi0us11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You wont believe your at a garden centre, very interesting for children and adults.The full size metal animal sculpters are amazing. The staff are very friendly theres a nice cafe/restaurant decent toilets. The only negative is the car park is a little small to cater...More

Thank suedave16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We come here, and bring friends or family, usually just for drinks a couple of times a year, lovely environment, friendly staff, good drinks. We're not their best customers by a long shot but we always recommend the place and will continue to visit when...More

Thank 1825Elvin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife borught me here for my birthday and she could not have done better. It has everything... A lovely garden centre set in pretty grounds with wonderful metal animal sculptures. A fantastic restaurant with tasty food and super friendly staff set in an amazing...More

Thank Darren_Russell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here following recommendation from a friend, and so glad we did. 3 adults and 5 children ages 6 - 63yrs, and we all enjoyed our time here. We must of easily spent an hour in the tropical house, being able to handle different reptiles,...More

Thank Catpin
Nearby Restaurants
The Chalice Restaurant & Bar
51 reviews
.95 km away
Mortons Kitchen Bar and Deli
382 reviews
.84 km away
Miller & Carter Bar & Grill
1,002 reviews
1.29 km away
466 reviews
.85 km away
Nearby Attractions
Shirley Park
54 reviews
2.30 km away
Transport Museum Wythall
76 reviews
3.94 km away
Shirley Golf Club
17 reviews
3.50 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
27 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
21 March 2017|
Response from kel c | Property representative |
Hi Sylvia Most places are accessible for disabled people, depending on the disability. We have many wheelchair visitors who come very often, Outside areas are gravel so can be hard going in places, staff are always on hand... More