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Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses

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Address: Westbourne Road | Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3TR, England
Phone Number:
+44 121 454 1860
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Fifteen acres of glorious landscaped gardens with over 7000 plants, shrubs...

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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Jurassic Kingdom, Over priced

We had a good family morning out. I would not call it a DAY out as after an hour or so the kids had seen everything and played on the park area. I asked them if they wanted to go... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a good family morning out. I would not call it a DAY out as after an hour or so the kids had seen everything and played on the park area. I asked them if they wanted to go round again after lunch they said no. It costs £28 inc 20% discount, yes I was expecting lots of dinosaurs... More 

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United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went to this garden on a Sunday not knowing they have an 'event', the parking area was closed when it had just been open for an hour. I had to park 10 mins away which is a 20 minute walk back to the entrance (didn't bother walking, took an uber instead, costed £5.00) good thing we took an uber... More 

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Thank blueunicornprincess
Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After reading the reviews on here I must admit I was expecting to be disappointed. But wow! I was astonished when we got there, staff were amazing and very helpful, the dinosaurs were brilliant and the gardens were beautiful, so much to see and do with a lovely mix of tropical greenhouses, butterfly house, chickens, a band playing on the... More 

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Thank 754andie
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A family of 4 costs £42 to get into what is essentially a bunch of rubber dinosaurs scattered throughout the gardens. The dinosaurs themselves were good enough - some even impressive - and many moved with accompanying sound effects. This is, however, nothing you don't see at other parks, usually for free as part of a bigger attraction. The additional... More 

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Thank Stuart M
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived at 10.30 am to be told we could only park if we had a blue badge! We then had to park in the street and face a twenty minute walk back. Signs in the main reception area directed us to the bottom of the car park to buy tickets. There were no signs showing the way in and... More 

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Thank quinn27
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Found it really boring, not much colour with the plants the butterfly house was like a shed not many butterflies. The Tea Room was a joke £3.65 for a Pepsi and a bottle of water and they were slow at serving but can't complain because I had free entry being on a Instameet.

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Thank Tom G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took my grandchildren to the botanical gardens today for the dinosaurs in the garden. Whilst the dinosaurs were fabulous, realistic and lifelike I was very disappointed in the gardens. Lots of work needs to be done and the glass houses were in poor condition. Likewise the bird houses and the place where the chickens were kept all need replacing. The... More 

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Thank ettyspagetti
Midlands
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As the other visitors, no parking available only blue badge holders. We walk a long way to find that we could not see the gardens unless we paid the fee for the RUBBER. We are pensioners, but fit to walk the gardens will have to go another time after the Jurassic exhibition have gone.

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Thank marmil52
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Im not impressed with Bham Botanical gardens. Their parking system, which is there to protect genuine visitors, is clearly not water tight. I attended a charity ladies afternoon on 17th May only to receive a parking fine for being unlawfully parked. Aside from the fact that on the day of a scheduled event the car park was strewn with abandoned... More 

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Thank Joanne J
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Couldn't believe that this oasis of calm and beauty exists in the Centre of Birmingham. The Jurassic park theme was impressive with moving roaring dinosaurs dotted about the place. Lots of walking involved so wear comfortable shoes and expect to spend a good few hours in the gardens. Delicious churro and doughnuts freshly made will sustain you during well earned... More 

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Birmingham

WEDNESDAY EVENING

 

My partner and I have been visiting Botanical Gardens for many years and are

members. Recently my partner who is in receipt of treatment for vision

problems at the City Hospital, simply popped in to the Botanical gardens for

a brief visit (he has, in fact, recently retired (for health reasons).

Unfortunately he forgot on this ONE occasion to register in your machine his

car's registration number and as a result has now received today a fine from

the company you have contracted the car parking out to, of £60 - which will

increase I understand if he does not pay the fine promptly.

 

I feel quite angry about this on my partners behalf.

 

Given that we are long standing supporters of your gardens and that this was

the sole occasion he simply forgot, and that indeed HE IS ALREADY A MEMBER

(and no doubt partly because of his preoccupation with his health problems-)

we request that your senior manager seeks on his behalf to liaise with your

car parking organisation and 'waives' this 'fine' immediately. We have never

approved of this new arrangement for members though we have complied. It

seems to be a means to abnegate your responsibility for the parking issues

and only complicates the resolution of this kind of error on the part of

your/visitors/members AND creates ill feeling all round.

 

We will probably visit you tomorrow morning and would ask that you seek to

represent my partner and get the fine waived without fuss and promptly so as

not to cause any more stress to my partner than has already been occasioned.

 

Presently we feel very let down, and this is very unjust. We are also

concerned that this might be happening to others who similarly occasionally

are forgetful and have then the hassle of seeking redress from your

contracted-out car parking 'corporation.'

 

Thank you. He is a paid up member of Botanical

Gardens. You can check this). I am determined that my partner will not be

required to pay what is essentially your instituted fine.

over a year ago
Carlisle, United Kingdom
11 months ago

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