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RECOMMENDATION | A Blooming Great Day at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

24th August 2019

As I sat on the sprawling lawn, my one-year-old daughter squealing with delight as she rolled down the steep grass verge, my father in law nodding off in the heat from the sun on what was one of the UK’s few glorious days, my mind cast back to when I was a toddler and the many fond memories I had here in these Victorian-style grounds of Birmingham Botanical Gardens…

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

 

Birmingham Botanical Gardens is situated in Edgbaston, the centre of England’s second-biggest city  – Birmingham – and just a short distance from the famous Bullring shopping centre and Birmingham’s sprawling urbanisation.

Yet surrounded by stunning flora, the nostalgic sounds from the brass band and the frequent calls from the free-roaming peacocks you couldn’t feel further away from the hustle and bustle that city life brings!

 

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

 

There is plenty to do here with something to suit everyone, lovers of plant life or not. Whether you want to go on a romantic walk or are looking for somewhere to take the kids.

Home to two large play areas, huge Avery’s with many exotic birds, four themed glasshouses and a quaint tea rooms serving fantastic home-cooked meals for excellent value (I highly recommend the burger!)  You could even go retro and dig out the old picnic basket as there are plenty of places you can relax.

Take a stroll through the butterfly house and don’t forget to browse the gift shop, home to a very attractive range of homeware, toys and gifts and provides you with the opportunity to take home your own indoor or outdoor plant.

 

 

Birmingham Botanical Gardens has various events throughout the year from open-air cinema, outdoor plays and a teddy bears picnic, to the ever so popular magical lantern festival in the winter.  There truly is something for everyone.

 

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

The entrance fee is a very respectful £7.50 for adults and £5.25 for children over five. 

My husband and I own an annual pass, just as my family did when I was growing up, which at just £40 is fantastic value for money and has been put to good use on the many occasions when we have been stuck for something to do.

After a day of fun outdoors why not treat yourself to a glass of wine at the physician pub or take a trip to the award-winning Edgbaston cocktail bar (a personal favourite haunt of mine).  Both just half a mile up the road.  The Birmingham Botanical Gardens truly is a hidden gem and somewhere I cannot wait to build many more fond memories with my loved ones for years to come.

With love

Vanessa x

 

Find out more about Birmingham’s Botanical Gardens HERE:  www.birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk/

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This is a Girl About recommendation. This means that it was not gifted in return for a review but paid in full by our writer and the venue had no idea that I was there. We only recommend places we absolutely love, and places that we know you’ll love too!  

 

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