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Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

How do bananas and pineapples grow? Why is white chocolate white, but milk chocolate brown? Why do cactus plants look so strange? How do your shoes link to the rainforest? What is a Tenrec? Find out the answer to these questions and many more, as your pupils explore our glasshouses and flourishing gardens.
At Birmingham Botanical Gardens, we offer a `school trip` like no other. You can explore our unique glasshouses and experience an authentic rainforest adventure! Then walk straight from experiencing hot and humid tropical conditions into a desert climate and observe the changes to plants due to the seasons.
Allow us to share the knowledge and experience we have gained over 185 years in one of our expertly-taught, cross-curricular teaching sessions that will be tailor-made to your age group and topic. Or opt for a self-guided visit where teachers can lead their own activities using our wide range of comprehensive teachers’ resources.


Westbourne Road
West Midlands
B15 3TR

Contact Details

Main contact:
James Jarvis
0121 450 5093
0121 454 4048


  • Covered space
  • Disabled toilets
  • Hand washing facilities
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair access

Unique Glasshouses

Delivery Items

  • Pre-visit information available
  • Risk assessment
  • Self-guided activities
  • Set programmes
  • Tailored programmes


Educational prices frozen for fourth consecutive year!
Off-peak (Aug-Feb): £6.20 for a self-guided visit, £7.40 for a visit with teaching session
Peak (Mar-Jul): £6.80 for a self-guided visit, £8 for a visit with teaching session

Other Accreditations

Growing Schools Garden accreditation
Children's University learning destination

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