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Akamba Garden Centre

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Address: Tythe Barn Lane | Shirley, Solihull B90 1PH, England
Phone Number: +44 121 733 3111
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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A strange one.

Is it a garden centre, a restaurant, an entertainment venue or what. At the end of the day it doesn't succeed at any of the above, but is worth a visit just to find out and make... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Solihull, England, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Akamba is in a class of its own. The animals the ambiance you could think you where in Africa.The restaurant is unique we didn't eat but the coffee and other drinks where good.Just opened extra to the bird sanctuary looking forward to going soon to see what they have done. Go and enjoy big plus free to go in.

1 Thank jacymorris
Solihull, England, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Is it a garden centre, a restaurant, an entertainment venue or what. At the end of the day it doesn't succeed at any of the above, but is worth a visit just to find out and make up your own mind

Thank FrancKelly
Coventry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love to visit Akamba. It is such a unique experience. The ambiance of the surroundings on a summers day would fool you into thinking you are dining somewhere exotic. Food is pleasant and the staff very friendly. Have been many times and will return again and again.

Thank Mary T
Earlswood, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a visit. A good experience all round. Music nights are great, staff excellent, fantastic plants and artifacts to buy..

Thank Marie N
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great night out at the Michael Jackson tribute night, however the food was not great. I ordered plain chicken as I don't eat spicy food and it was really chewy. Please change the menu slightly or give the option to book tickets without having to eat because this was the only thing letting it down.

Thank BirminghamBumbleBee
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85 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Was recommended by a friend to visit Alanna Garden Centre. Well worth the effort, must be one of the best kept secrets in the Birmingham area. Not easy to find but once your there it's like entering a wildlife safari park. I'm sure all ages of children and adults will find the extensive collection of animals ,near life size constructed... More 

Thank mikelindley
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We meet here for a birthday breakfast as a group of 20 and wow what an experience. As soon as you arrive and walk through the gates you are transported into a surreal world, little Africa in the West Midlands! The resturant / entrainment room is a wooden African room, complete with authentic furniture, wooden animals and pictures, animal carvings... More 

Thank Baggie210
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

An excellent display of exotic hardy plants creating an attractive undergrowth with hidden African animals - an opportunity for younger children to explore. The walk through aviary and traditional African style bar/restaurant should not be missed. Not to be rushed, the tranquility and ambience can be enjoyed over a meal or drink immersed in the garden environment. This enjoyable experience... More 

Thank Michael C
Solihull, England
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Akamba is a garden centre with a difference. Jungle plants, to admire or buy, along with the various mock elephants, giraffes and monkeys...you really do feel as though you are somewhere exotic. Food is reasonably priced ...great for a lunch out, eat in or outside. Great for somewhere different to go...live music evenings are brilliant too!

Thank gwynshees
Solihull, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The Garden centre itself is worth a trip, different to your typical "English" garden centre. The restaurant is something different though. Excellent traditional African food, we went for a 50th birthday party and the food & entertainment was very good indeed. Goat curry, Vegetarian options, Mac & Cheese, Salt cod etc - brilliant.

Thank Paul C

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