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Birmingham Botanical Gardens
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A moment’s peace in the city. The 16-acre Birmingham Botanical Gardens includes glasshouses, pleasure gardens, a playground and a tearoom, all surrounded by some of the West Midland’s most beautiful greenery.
The four elegant Glasshouses at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens are the stars of the show, exhibiting rare and exotic plants from the tropical rainforest to the arid desert. You can also stroll among herbaceous borders, explore the bamboo maze, wander among azaleas and rhododendrons and roam woodland walks in the changing seasons. Little ones can get hands-on with horticulture in the Children’s Discovery Garden and burn off energy in the adventure playground. If you’re visiting in summer, drop into the Butterfly House to watch its inhabitants spreading their colourful wings. And, whatever the season, The Pavilion Tea Room is a lovely spot to refuel.
The Gardens are open every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day from 10.00 am. October to March: Doors close at 5.00 pm (the Gardens will close at dusk if earlier – the gift shop will close 15 mins before closing). Christmas Eve: Doors close at 3.00pm April to 30 September : Doors close at 6.00pm weekdays and 7.00pm weekends (the Gardens will close at dusk if earlier – the gift shop will close 15 mins before closing). Last admission 30 minutes before closing. Please note when evening concerts or theatre productions are being held, the Gardens will close one hour before the performance, please check before visiting.
Garden audio tours
Listen in on the secrets of selected gardens from their head gardeners. Our audio tours take you through seasonal planting, histories and stories.