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Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Glasshouses

Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Glasshouses

Westbourne Road
Birmingham B15 3TR Heart of England UK
Tel: 0121 454 1860
web : Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Glasshouses

Excellent wheelchair access throughout the Gardens and Glasshouses

  • Telephone for large print or tape guide available in advance.
  • Free loan of manual and electric wheelchair (pre-booking preferred)

    The Birmingham Botanical Gardens were opened in 1832. They were designed by J. C. Loudon, a leading garden planner, horticultural journalist and publisher.

    Today the gardens offer a superb opportunity for recreation and relaxation close to the centre of Birmingham. With our excellent visitor facilities, we hope you will visit us soon.

    Main Lawn and BandstandThe Cottage and Garden


  • 15 acres of Ornamental Gardens, Sculpture Trail, Formal Terrace
  • Rhododendron Garden, Rock Garden & waterfall, Alpine Yard
  • Herbaceous Border, Historic Gardens, Herb & Cottage Gardens
  • Cottage Museum, Demonstration Area

    The Botanical Gardens house the National Bonsai Collection. There are exotic birds in indoor and outdoor aviaries including rare breeds of domestic and European waterfowl.

    A childrens Adventure Playground and Childrens Discovery Garden and Bandstand Bands which play every Sunday afternoon during the Summer.

    The Shop at The Gardens and Plant Centre offer an attractive range of gifts, stationary, garden requirements and both indoor and outdoor plants.

    In the Gallery there are monthly exhibitions of paintings and drawings - many being available for sale. Enjoy morning coffee, light lunches or afternoon tea in the Pavilion which has a panoramic view of the gardens.

    SubtropicalHouseThe Tropical House


    Tropical House - 24ft lily pond, Rain forest vegetation, Economic plants including Coffee. Cocoa, Bananas, pineapple, and Sugar Cane.

    Subtropical House Tree ferns, cycads, Orchids and insectivorous plants.

    Mediterranean House Citrus fruits of all shapes and sizes, seasonal ornamental displays.

    Arid House Recreation of the arid desert, collection of 'living stones'.

    Programme of Events

    Click here for further information on the Programme of Events

    Opening Hours

    The Gardens are open every day except Christmas Day from 9 am (10 am Sundays)

  • Closing Times: April to September 7pm
  • October to March 5pm (or dusk)
  • Last admission 30 minutes before closing times

    Louden TerraceThe Study Center

    Admission Charges

    Adults £5.90 (£6.20 Summer Sundays);

  • Concessionary rates for children/senior citizens/the disabled and their helper; £3.50.
  • Young persons under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Students should show their cards.
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    How to Find Us

  • From the M40: Take M42 West to M5 then:
  • From the M5: Leave at junction 3 and take A456 signposted City Centre. Turn right onto B4129 (Norfolk Road) signposted Botanical Gardens.
  • From the M6: Leave at junction 6 and take A38(M) to City Centre. Follow underpasses signposted Birmingham West to A456. At Five Ways island turn left onto B4217 (Calthorpe Road) signposted Botanical Gardens.
  • Local Traffic: Follow signs for Edgbaston then brown tourist signs to Botanical Gardens.
  • Buses: 10, 21, 22, 23, 29 and 103 stop in Westbourne Road and Harborne Road.
  • Trains: Five Ways Station (15 minutes walk). Turn left on leaving the station, walk to the roundabout and then follow the signs.

    Main entrance

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