Botanical Gardens, Birmingham, UK - A City Gem!

With wonderful gardens, stunning glasshouses, tropical rainforest and so much for people to enjoy, the Botanical Gardens in Birmingham is most definitely a City Gem!  Enjoy! 


Here, together with our 'people with passion', we share content that is provided by those who know the Botanical Gardens well, live and work close by and from people who simply love to visit this great Birmingham Gem.

The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is located on Westbourne Road in Edgbaston, Birmingham.

 

History

The Birmingham Botanical Gardens opened to the public in 1832.  The gardens are Grade II listed and is the home to the Birmingham Botanical and Horticultural Society which was founded in 1829.

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Plaque dated 1832 in the main entrance of the Glasshouse at the Botanical Gardens (September 2019). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

More about this Birmingham Gem

The gardens features four glasshouses, including tropical, subtropical, mediterranean and arid glasshouses. There is also an Alpine House and Butterfly House.

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Tropical House at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens (May 2017). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Arid House

Arid House at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens (September 2019). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Butterfly

Butterfly in the Butterlfy Greenhouse at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens (September 2019). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

The main lawn has been used over the years for a variety of events, such as the Magical Lantern Festival and the Jurassic Kingdom or Ice Age events.

Main Lawn

The Main Lawn at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens during the Heritage Open Day (September 2019). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

There is also a variety of bird species housed at the Botanical Gardens and you will almost certainly find a peacock roaming!

Peacock

Peacock on a roof at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens (May 2017). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Red-crowned parakeet

Red-crowned parakeet in the Bird Houses at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens (May 2017). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Winter at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

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The Glasshouses in the heavy rain at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens (December 2016). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Spring at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

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Birmingham Botanical Gardens in Spring (April 2018). Photography by Christine Wright

 

Summer at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

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Late summer in Birmingham Botanical Gardens (August 2018). Photography by Christine Wright

 

Autumn at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

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Birmingham Botanical Gardens (September 2016). Photography by Daniel Sturley

 

Events and activities at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a wonderful venue for that special occasion such as a wedding, anniversary or birthday.  It continues to host some wonderful events througout the year, both inside and outside in the stunning gardens.

Here are a few examples. 

 

Magical Lantern Festival and Christmas Light Trail at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

The Magical Lantern Festival has been held at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens twice, during Christmas 2016 and 2018.

During the Christmas of 2017, the Botanical Gardens held an alternative Night Light Trail called the Christmas Light Trail. 

All these events were hugely popular family attractions. 

Magical Lantern Festival

Magical Lantern Festival 2016. Photography by Photography by Elliott Brown

Night Light Trail

Night Light Trail 2017. Photography by Daniel Sturley

Magical Lantern Festival

Unicorns at the entrance to the Magical Lantern Festival 2018. Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Jurassic Kingdom and the Ice Age: Lost Kingdom at at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Two other extremely popular events held at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens over the years were Jurassic Kingdom (May to June 2017) and Ice Age: The Lost Kingdom (April 2019).

Jurassic Ice Age Kingdom

Jurassic Kingdom 2017 and Ice Age: The Lost Kingdom 2019. Photography by Elliott Brown

For further information on Birmingham Botanical Gardens use the links we have provided, see our posts from community and enjoy our gallery of great photography. 

Project dates

16 Apr 2018 - On-going

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History & heritage, Civic pride, Photography
Environment & green action, Travel & tourism, People & community, Rivers, lakes & canals, Green open spaces, Classic Architecture

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