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Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses

Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses bird of paradise flower

Fifteen acres of beautiful landscaped gardens with 7000 plants, shrubs and trees and some of the finest plant collection in the Midlands including National Bonsai Collection. Four glasshouses contain a wide range of exotic plants and economic flora (e.g. sugar, coffee, tea). Children's Playground and Growing Schools Garden; live music and open-air theatre during summer; well-stocked gift shop; plant sales; art gallery; tearoom; parking.

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Detailed Information



Westbourne Road,
B15 3TR.
Tel: 0121 454 1860.

Contact Person(s): Sara Blair-Manning

Gardens Website

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  • Family £21.50
       Adult  £7.50
      Concession  £ 5.50.

Opening Hours

  • Our opening times are from 10am everyday
  • Gardens are open every day except Christmas day and Boxing day
  • Closing times:
  • April to September 6.00pm. Weekdays, 7.00pm Weekends.
  • October to March 5:00pm (Christmas Eve 3pm.)
  • Last admission 30 minutes before closing


  • Shop.
  • Tea Room
  • Toilets. (including baby changing facilities)


  • Guided tours by arrangement.
  • Education programme.
  • Children's activities.
  • Open days.
  • Corporate events.
  • Private hire.

Disabled Visitors

  • Disabled access and parking.
  • Hearing loop system at reception
  • Disabled toilets

How to get there:

  • Bus: nos. 10, 21, 22, 23, 29 and 103 from city centre to Westbourne Road and Harborne Road.
  • Car/coach: from M5: leave at Junction 3 and take A456 towards city centre. Turn right on to B4129 (Norfolk Road), follow signposts to Botanical Gardens.

  • from 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 B4271 (Calthorpe Road) and follow signs to Botanical Gardens.


  • Cars: car park on site.
  • Coaches: coach park on site.

Average Length of Visit

2-4 hours.