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Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses

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Fifteen acres of glorious landscaped gardens with over 7000 plants, shrubs and trees - and a new Butterfly House. Close to Birmingham city centre, this hidden tranquil setting also has four glasshouses taking the visitor from the hot steamy heat of...more
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Westbourne Road | Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3TR, England
+44 121 454 1860
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the festival on our second attempt, after bailing out on our first visit (watching the slow moving entrance queue stand and get drenched on our first visit, put us off.......so we went home) It's not particularly cheap, but there are deals to be...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tim G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found it quite expensive for what was actually on offer. We parked in broadway plaza and got an Uber to the gardens which was perfect as we missed the que. The gardens themselves were big but the lights just weren’t that interesting. There were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Botanical Gardens on New Years Eve for an hour or so to see the light festival, with a group on offer it was £15 which was well worth it the festival was brilliant and a must visit if they do it again...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ldgp14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a seasonal event which runs from December until the new year between the hours of 17:00 to 22:00. We attended on 30th December at 17:00 and was a perfect event for people of all ages. I attended this event with my wife daughter...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Keith M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a family of 4 (excluding a baby), and its not cheap. It was a nice experience, but think its over priced. The fact there is no onsite parking is annoying, you cant find any parking on The road nearby as its outside peoples...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Katie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a disappointment....poor show...this did not look like the photographs on the website and was expensive for a few lights for children.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tony H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the last night of the lantern festival. Overall we enjoyed are evening and the lights where lovely with some great displays. Only downside was lack of parking like at most of these type of events. They could of done with signs directing traffic...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank B3184WVjohnt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the Lantern festival in the evening and it was brilliant. It was great listening to the oos and aas from the children. Very glad I took a torch as it was a bit dark in places. Went at 17:30, if you don't have...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dave B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unless We missed something, which is possible as the route is not well signed, the attractions did not live up to the advert

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank viv e
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see the magic lantern display. The lanterns themselves looked lovely, very impressive. However not worth the money, even at the reduced price of £8.50 each we paid through Groupon. Walked through the whole thing in about 30 minutes, the paths are narrow so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Hugh M
15 December 2018|
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Response from P673IOtima | Reviewed this property |
Just been. There is no parking at the BG for this festival. Unless you are disabled I believe. You will need to find street parking.
12 November 2018|
Response from Donna B | Reviewed this property |
Hi If you are all quite mobile there is an easy 3 minute walk when you park at the SwanPpub - its a lovely pub too for a drink beforehand.
3 November 2018|
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Response from P673IOtima | Reviewed this property |
Not easy to negotiate steps, slopes, bank and crowds in the dark. Also if it’s busy, you’ll struggle to get near anything.