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Skip the Line: House and Garden Admission Ticket
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Skip the Line: House and Garden Admission Ticket

By Winterbourne House and Garden
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Ages 5-99, max of 30 per group
Duration: 1–4 hours
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  • Admission Ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Winterbourne House and Garden
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  • Food and drinks, unless specified


  • Wheelchair accessible
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  • Winterbourne House and Garden
    1,208
    United Kingdom
    Joined in October 2009
  • Drewcolby
    0 contributions
    Fabulous arts and crafts interior, immaculate gardens.
    Very friendly staff, lovely food and al reasonably priced. Entering the house and gardens is like stepping back into a more peaceful time. Highly recommended.
    Written 19 February 2024
  • Synapse01
    0 contributions
    Well worth a visit
    We had an enjoyable afternoon walking through the beautiful gardens and house. The weather was pleasant and we were able to enjoy a delicious lunch on the terrace. There was also a nice little gift shop which also sold plants. All the staff were friendly and helpful.
    Written 17 February 2024
  • 301lisa33
    0 contributions
    A hidden gem
    This is a hidden gem. It is located adjacent to the University (and belongs to them). The house has been used for many purposes over the years but is now 'just' a museum. The gardens are of interest too (although not very extensive)
    Written 16 February 2024
  • janettes73
    0 contributions
    Even in February there was so much to enjoy
    We took ourselves round, it was a delightful garden, lots of changing scenes, nooks and crannies, we loved the greenhouses.
    Written 5 January 2024
  • Chste
    0 contributions
    Visit this house
    Stopped off here on a drive between Bolton and Bath, really lovely destination . Facility’s were clean and the house was very interesting . We then went into the gardens which although it was winter were really nice. Very inspiring and again kept well.
    Written 13 November 2023
  • mickl800
    0 contributions
    This place is a gem, and free to Birmingham uni students
    This is a lovely place. Pretty, well presented house, which tells you the history of the philanthropic insdustrial family behind it, with lots of period decoration and furniture. The garden is lovely, well tended, with still plenty to see in November. And a nice cafe.
    Written 12 November 2023
  • DokterRuud
    0 contributions
    Nice visit of house and garden
    Very nice house and garden, with a nice tearoom. Even in November the gardens are well worth a visit. The house itself gives a goood overview of the life and work of its inhabitants.
    Written 3 November 2023
  • josefc447
    0 contributions
    A wonderful Arts & Crafts experience
    Gorgeous house and magnificent gardens! Well worth a visit. You won’t believe you are in Brum! The cafe was outstanding too
    Written 25 October 2023
  • C1918EUsama
    0 contributions
    Inspiring and beautifully presented house and garden
    A really beautifully presented and fascinating Arts and Crafts house and a stunning, magical garden. Great tea room and second hand bookshop too.
    Written 25 October 2023
  • S3461HMchristineb
    0 contributions
    Amazing gardens
    Gem of a place. Gardens are wonderful, lot's of variety, especially loved the glass houses, an array of plants. All well attended. Lots of colour. Ate on the terrace beautiful views over the garden. Had the homemade soup with a lovely large roll. Highly recommend wish I lived closer.
    Written 27 September 2023
  • Helen M
    0 contributions
    Beautiful house and gardens
    On a sunny day beautiful gardens to amble around with succulent house, orchid house and board walk around a marshy area. On a wet day you can skip the gardens and explore the historic house. Lovely cafe for light lunches, tea and cake etc . Small interesting gift shop with plants for sale and a second hand book shop
    Written 23 September 2023
  • Euler50c
    0 contributions
    Very pleasant house and grounds
    Only five miles at the most from Birmingham city centre yet a world apart. The home of the Nettlefold family. A lovely light airy house with rooms set out in the period of the time and interesting objects in display cases. Lovely gardens and grounds to stroll round and a very nice cafe for refreshments and light meals. Interesting out buildings. All in all a very nice place to spend a morning or afternoon but for grown ups not for children.
    Written 18 September 2023
  • simonbb17
    0 contributions
    Three hours well spent
    We did visit on the sunniest day of the year; perhaps even [enter your favourite scummiest location here - mine is] Colliers Wood would look enticing. But Waterbourne House and Gardens really is something. It was helped of course by the staff we met: the genuine warmth of the welcome and the engaging chat with the young gardener, whom we distracted from his duties to give us some history and insights into the water garden. (There are SIX full time gardeners, a trainee plus an army of volunteers) The house is not large or old, 1900s, but stylish and so well dressed and interpreted. You were encouraged to “open drawers”, pick up things and read the info boards. The terrace was full by 11.30 with ladies taking tea and cake and the garden had quite a few visitors, while not feeling crowded. The lawns, the water garden, the greenhouses, the walkways, at every turn each had their own charm and appeal. We saw a couple of individuals who had just come with a book to read in a quiet spot. Many places we enjoy visiting have a cafe, a second hand book stall, a shop, a small exhibition, an interesting house and pretty gardens - a good story. But this stands out as being better than most. Bravo the team responsible.
    Written 4 September 2023
  • christinerX8257AH
    0 contributions
    Lovely day, out with friends at a beautiful venue
    This was not my first visit to the Gardens and it won’t be my last. The Gardens looked as beautiful as ever on a lovely sunny day. Came with friends from a local steampunk group and we were very pleased that there was a steam model and toy exhibition on. We hadn’t known this when we arranged the visit but it was an added bonus. Staff as always were very friendly and welcoming. Good selection of refreshments in the tea room, and it was very pleasant to sit outside and enjoy them
    Written 24 August 2023
  • Explorer722254
    0 contributions
    Hidden gem
    What a hidden gem. I had no idea this place existed. And so close to Birmingham city centre. The gardens are amazing it is difficult to imagine this behind the facade of the house. The house was also well with a visit, providing a very interesting snapshot of local social and industrial history. The food was lovely in the tea room, with a fantastic range of food even including vegan options, which anyone could eat as it was so delicious. I would definitely go again.
    Written 3 August 2023
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Jun 2022
The gardens and staff are excellent.

Came with friends for afternoon tea (vouchers were an Xmas present) there is no advance booking system or on arrival booking. We were advised that "they had run out of afternoon teas". Very disappointed indeed, but such a simple arrangement to have a booking system (24 hours notice) all staff would know what was needed, it would greatly help food ordering system.

I am involved with the running of a cafe and there is no way we could run our establishment without advance booking and without disappointing our customers.
Written 24 June 2022
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Thanks for your feedback - So sorry to hear of your experience in the Tea Room. We are in discussion with the Catering Department to see if booking for Afternoon Tea could be facilitated. However, they do stress that there should have not have been an issue with supply and would be grateful if you could let us know the date of your visit so they can look into what caused this. Please do email us on winterbourne@contacts.bham.ac.uk so we can pass this on and also look at organising a return visit for you, so you can use your vouchers.
Written 27 June 2022
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Crazynana18
Lichfield, UK32 contributions
Jun 2022
We came with friends for an afternoon tea with vouchers that had been gifted to us, & paid to get in and tried to let the cafe know we were there for afternoon tea, but they were busy with lunch & told us to come back when they had finished serving lunch, which we did & were told there were no afternoon teas available!! Bearing in mind we had only paid to get in to have afternoon tea, we thought this was quite unacceptable.We had previously phoned to see if we could book, but was told it wouldn't be necessary, where clearly a system of booking would allow them to know how many people to cater for! How can we now guarantee if we travel another hours journey to be disappointed by no teas available. I think you need to sort your arrangements out by a simple booking system, and not charge us again for entry!!
Written 22 June 2022
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Thanks so much for letting us know about your experience in the Tea Room. We've fed back to the University Catering Department who will look into this as a priority. Please do get in touch with us on winterbourne@contacts.bham.ac.uk so we can look at how to rectify this for you.
Written 23 June 2022
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Paul
Birmingham, UK2 contributions
Aug 2020
I have continued to visit the house and gardens over the last few years with my wife and two children. It is still a pleasure to explore.
The house has been kept to a high standard and things seem to continuously evolve in the house and gardens.
The Gardens themselves are a pleasure to be in with lots of work clearly going on behind the scenes to improve them.
I still have no hesitation recommending Winterbourne to friends and family for a morning or afternoon out.
Written 7 September 2020
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Catherine L
7 contributions
Feb 2022
Visited house while rain was pouring down and then had bright sunshine for visiting the gardens. It could not have been more perfect.
I love the Arts and Crafts movement and must have heard of the house before but learned a lot more during the visit about the Nettlefold family and notably John's pioneering housing reform work.
The house and gardens are immaculate, the staff was warm and welcoming.
All in all a great outing.
Written 15 February 2022
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sharon m
Birmingham, UK24 contributions
Definitely a jewel in Birmingham's crown. The arts and crafts house is really interesting with different exhibitions and is worth a good look at. But the gardens are the triumph there. Such a variety of areas to enjoy. The walled garden is great, lots of different veg and flowers. But there is so much more to explore, the arid and hot houses are wonderful and lots of hidden areas too. If you are a garden fan then don't miss this experience - the best in Birmingham! Excellent gift shop, second hand bookshop and cafe, you could be there for hours!
Written 2 September 2022
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Kirstine F
2 contributions
I was looking for a garden to visit but I got so much more! I arrived at 10.30 for opening and had Westbourne house all to myself. It brought the Arts and Crafts period to life with each room furnished, dressed and explained with information plaques, letters, diary entries, clothes and photographs. It had such a vibrant yet intimate atmosphere as if a family member might come into a room for a chat while you were there.

The gardens are just stunning. I often admire planting combinations and colours, but Winterbourne takes garden design to a whole other level. I’ve never noticed the texture of a garden before. Grasses and smoke bush against bark was just one example. Around every corner is another delight. A formal partnered, arbours, tree collections, walled gardens mixing vegetables and flowers, display greenhouses, a river, a woodland walk. All immaculately manicured yet natural. Seed heads part of the beauty in keeping with the arts and crafts philosophy.

And then there is Winterbourne press. A hidden gem. I had a fascinating conversation and demonstration by husband and wife volunteers. I’ve already told friends about it. I learnt so much and it’s so relevant to the industrial changes we’re seeing today.

Lunch on the terrace overlooking the garden was delicious. Jacket potato with cheese and salad which I suspect was homegrown because it tasted so fresh. The staff were friendly and helpful and the whole place was immaculately clean.

I can’t wait to go back for another visit.
Written 13 August 2023
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astonman
East Meon, UK92 contributions
Delighted to have visited the house and gardens. A lovely Arts and Crafts house with interesting furniture, displays and history the gardens are delightful, with great variety and a real pleasure to explore. Tea room/cafe pretty good and sitting on the terrace with a sand which was lovely
Written 15 October 2022
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N6065CZjudys
Stafford, UK3 contributions
Sept 2021
Absolutely stunning. A truly hidden gem just outside the City Of Birmingham. Friendly staff, beautiful gardens and house. The grounds are so beautifully kept, the gardeners should be so proud of themselves. Can't wait to go back and try the Tearoom.
Written 3 September 2021
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467prudencem
Westhead, UK19 contributions
House has been restored beautifully and really excellent information boards. Good food and the gardens are lovely. Well worth a visit.
Only gave it a 4 because there is not enough parking and we had to park in a multi story car park which took the edge off the day.
Written 22 September 2021
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myfunnybones
Edinburgh, UK644 contributions
Delighted with our visit. Absolutely perfect from start to finish. We were lucky and managed to park in the carpark.
Pleasant walking with lots of lovely views, this place is well kept and remarkable at how tidy the beds are.
The lady clearing the tables on the terrace was super friendly and went with me to show me the location of the kitchens.
Walk down to the lake was lovely with benches to sit and admire the view.
The glass houses were incredibly better compared to others I have seen.
Peaceful, takes your breath away.
I will definitely return.
Thanks to all the staff especially the garden staff for all your hard work, well done for having a garden that is faultless. I must also say what wonderful people work in the printing shop, the talk about the history was fascinating, I could have stayed there all day.
Written 20 August 2021
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