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Akamba Garden Centre

Tythe Barn Lane | Shirley, Solihull B90 1PH, England
+44 121 733 3111
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Excellent, different garden centre. Much more of a little taste of Africa,great for Kids, metal... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pamela W
Fantastic place with fantastic staff

I came across Akamba when trying to find a reptile experience for my moms birthday, and after... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Catherine S
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“exotic plants” (27 reviews)
“life size” (21 reviews)
“african theme” (20 reviews)
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Tythe Barn Lane | Shirley, Solihull B90 1PH, England
+44 121 733 3111
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Reviewed yesterday

Excellent, different garden centre. Much more of a little taste of Africa,great for Kids, metal elephants and gorilla, seating in little hidden alcoves in the greenery. Food very good. Well worth a visit for something different

Thank Pamela W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I came across Akamba when trying to find a reptile experience for my moms birthday, and after visiting today we will definitely be going back again. Hannah was brilliant, she was very helpful in booking the experience and I cannot rate her highly enough for...More

Thank Catherine S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Let's begin by saying atrocious service from AKAMBA staff Hannah who work in the tropical section of the AKAMBA garden centre... no greeting or welcome to centre by this individual but a demand for payment to use the sandpit. This Hannah was immediately rude with...More

4  Thank carolanetharankin
Reviewed 3 days ago

WOW What a chance finding and so glad we did! It is a fabulous place to visit and has a great holiday feel, you feel like your in the Caribbean as soon as you step through the gates! The food was fabulous and the staff...More

Thank Busybee12345670
Reviewed 4 days ago

Booked for 11 for lunch Sunday 13th, cannot praise the staff enough, food was amazing, staff very helpful and friendly, finished it off by taking my grandchildren to see the reptiles and birds, my granddaughter loved the crow, and my grandson has talked of the...More

Thank kazwheaty
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

OMG. you must visit this place. Its amazing. It wasnt what I expected at all. Its like hollybush on steroids. The animals are all made from wood and metals all made in Kenya and shipped over. The plants are especially amazing. Its a gardeners paradise....More

Thank melvavavoom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family stumbled on a visit accidentally one Sunday afternoon. Great atmosphere and the food was delicious, Wouldn't recommend as much of a garden Center however there were plants for sale. The 'mini' beach was a winner with the children. Defiantly one to check out...More

Thank Lillbets
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arranged a family meal at Akamba as family were visiting from Australia, Wow the service was second to none. We were able to pre-order which made the day so relaxed when we arrive staff were on hand to greet us. Food was spot on we...More

Thank Evonne M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to visit for some lunch and a look around the Bird walk. Although the restaurant was a little confusing as we had to ask at the bar what was the done thing (i.e. Pick a table and then order, rather than waiting to...More

2  Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely jewel! We arrived on a lovely sunny morning to a very good welcome from the staff. It was just like being on holiday, the gentle background music, the hidden sculptures amongst the planting all helped to transport you into a holiday mood....More

Thank Susan W
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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
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