Rare Plant Fair, Winterbourne House and Garden, Birmingham
Sun Jul 10 2022 at 10:30 am to 05:00 pmUTC+01:00
Winterbourne House and Garden | Birmingham, EN
When the Nettlefolds left in 1919, two subsequent families called Winterbourne home. The latter, John Nicolson, was an avid gardener and built on the existing foundation with further features such as a Japanese bridge and scree garden. When the University took ownership in 1944 the botanical garden was used for study and relaxation by students, and research by the School of Botany.
Today the botanical garden is Grade II listed and offers colour and interest throughout the year. The restored walled garden complete with crinkle-crankle wall, is a riot of rainbow shades from May until October. The lawns are fringed with striking colour themed borders, and beyond lies an original sandstone rock garden and a woodland walk through Gunnera leaves and Rhododendron displays. The botanical garden contains plants from around the globe with collections of plants from China, North and South America and the Alpine areas of the world. There are botanical glasshouses containing collections of cacti, carnivorous plants, alpines and tropical plants.
A beautiful wisteria framed terrace provides views over the 7 acres of gardens and the terrace tea room is a wonderful place to treat yourself to lunch or afternoon tea.
Adults £7.40, Concessions £6.40 Family tickets £23. Season and gift aid tickets also available.
Concessions are children from the age of 5 up to 16, and adults over 65. Students with a valid ID card also qualify for concession rate admission.
20% discount on full adult price for RHS members.
Admission includes the House, Gardens and Plant Fair.
Fast Track entry to the Fair can be achieved by prebooking your ticket at the Winterbourne House website at https://www.winterbourne.org.uk/whats-on/rare-plant-fair-4/
Please note that no dogs are allowed in House, Gardens or Fair (except assistance dogs)
Limited Blue badge parking and around 50 spaces available at Winterbourne House, with overflow parking at the nearby University multistorey car park. Please follow the directions of the parking staff on the day.
Comprehensive information on accessibility is available at the Winterbourne House website at https://www.winterbourne.org.uk/plan-your-visit/accessibility/
Winterbourne's Tea Room will be open during the event. As well as all the usual drinks and cakes the menu includes sandwiches, toasties, jackets and freshly made soup.
Picnics are welcome throughout the garden. Please do not use the terrace seating as this is reserved for tea room customers only..
Where is it happening?Winterbourne House and Garden, University of Birmingham, 58 Edgbaston Park Road, Edgbaston,,Birmingham, United Kingdom, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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