August 14, 2016

The Birmingham Botanical Gardens

This past week we spent a little time with family in the city of Birmingham, and one of the activities we enjoyed whilst there was visiting the botanical gardens. Given that we've visited Birmingham once a year for the past three years, as well as having lived there for a brief period of time, I was surprised to not only have not visited the gardens before, but I also wasn't even aware of its existence!

The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is an oasis just a short journey from the heart of Birmingham's city centre with plenty to see, do and learn there. Although this was our first visit to the gardens, it's easy to see why the gardens are greatly loved and a hit with families - the gardens are actually an educational charity, and provide a number of ways for children of all ages to learn and build their knowledge in the field of horticulture. A lot can be learnt from a visit to these botanical gardens, but there is plenty of fun to be had too; with activities available for the whole family including themed explorer backpacks, specific trails just for children, a fun and varied playground and frequent events open to the general public, there really is something for everyone in the family - young or old.

There is a great deal to be seen whilst wandering the gardens (put your walking shoes on!) with glasshouses featuring a number of flowers and plants you'd typically see overseas, woodland walks where you may just encounter a peacock or two, a rock garden with a wonderful pond full of koi, a butterfly house with a good number of different species to be found inside, and even a tearoom to rest your legs after all that exploring... Plus so much more!

I took a great number of pictures on my visit to Birmingham's Botanical Gardens, and I've decided to share them in two ways in order to make this post a little less photo heavy. Below are just a snippet of the pictures I captured whilst there, with a photo series of seven more to follow this coming week.


















If you're interested in any of the other attractions we've previously visited in Birmingham, they can be found on my Trips & Travel page.

UPDATE (to include the above mentioned seven photos that made up a photo series):
One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six | Seven

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6 comments

  1. Jade, such beautiful sights.

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  2. My husband is from Birmingham and yet we've never been here. It's definitely going on my list for the next time we visit after seeing your photos :)

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    1. My partner is also from Birmingham, and until this year I didn't even know this place existed! It's well worth a visit. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I do love botanical gardens and your photos have reminded me why! So beautiful & lush. I haven't been to these gardens in Birmingham but it looks like a place worth visiting! Lovely photos, love the close ups of the flowers & the peacock and her babies, so cute! Thanks for joining in with #MyFavouriteTrip Polly :)

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    1. Beautiful and lush - that they are! This was actually my first time visiting a botanical gardens, surprisingly! I love the peacock and her babies - too cute!

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