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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.

Address

Westbourne Road
Edgbaston
Birmingham
West Midlands
B15 3TR

Contact Details

Main contact:
James Jarvis
0121 450 5093
0121 454 4048

Facilities

  • 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

Pricing

OUR PRICES ARE STILL FROZEN FROM 2016!
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
Can’t decide which of our exciting and educational teaching sessions to choose? Don’t worry – treat your students to two.
Visit us before March 2020 and you can choose to receive two teaching sessions, and pay just £10 per student.

Accreditations

LOtC Quality Badge

This place has been awarded the LOtC Quality Badge.

Other Accreditations

Growing Schools Garden accreditation
Children's University learning destination

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