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Botanical Birmingham

Advantages: Plenty to see, a relaxing escape from the city.
Disadvantages: Expensive for a one-off visit. Disappointing restaurant.

...for several years. During that time I went to the Botanical Gardens regularly, but for the purposes of this review I will focus on my most recent visit which was August 2008. A Brief History Celebrity gardeners are not a new phenomenon. In the nineteenth century J.C Loudon was an influential writer on gardening and became part of London's high society. He designed the Birmingham Botanical...

JoannaPiano 31.10.2008 15:21 (02.11.2008 09:04) · Read review
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Review of Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Edgbaston, Birmingham

See, there ARE some green places in Birmingham!

Advantages: Fabulous plants from everywhere, gorgeous relaxing picnic garden, brilliant staff
Disadvantages: The tropical house isn't suitable for asthmatics!

...If you?re hunting for somewhere to spend a summer?s day in the West Midlands, that both you and the kids will enjoy, look no further than Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Opened back in 1832, this was originally a place for the gentile folk of Edgbaston to soak up the sun and see some green places during a time when both industrial and family housing seemed to be taking over what was once a lush...

chrisandmark_is_here 14.09.2011 22:20 · Read review
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Review of Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Edgbaston, Birmingham

Mess... oops Ness Botanical Gardens

Advantages: Some pretty planting and nice views
Disadvantages: Not a particularly coherent garden

...On our return to Yorkshire from a weekend in North Wales we decided to take a detour to Ness Botanical Gardens on the Wirral and on the edge of the pretty and upmarket village of Burton. As it happened we dropped upon Burton on the day that 6 of their private gardens were open for viewing as part of the National Garden Scheme charity so we had a good day However, I have to say had we visited...

cr01 01.07.2013 13:13 · Read review
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Review of Ness Botanical Gardens, Wirral