Birmingham Botanical 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.

Recently awarded the Education Charity of Choice Award 2019 by Update Magazine!

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    Experience the humidity, sights and smells of the Tropical House, admire the gigantic Citrons in the Mediterranean House and the bizarre and fascinating ways that the Cacti have developed to protect themselves in the harsh environment of the world’s deserts. Don’t forget to allow plenty of time to wander around the stunning grounds, seeing the giant Koi Carp in the Rock Garden, be fascinated by our exotic bird collection and you never know, bump into our free-roaming peacocks!

    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.

    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 resources.

    New for 2019 – Sensational Science! Have you ever seen plant DNA? Are leaves really green? Here at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, we obviously think plants are amazing. So, why not come and investigate for yourselves just how amazing in our new practical, laboratory-style teaching session.

    Pricing Information

    Educational visit prices frozen for third consecutive year

    Off-peak (Aug-Feb):
    £6.20 self-guided, £7.40 entrance with teaching session
    Peak (Mar-Jul): £6.80 self-guided, £8 entrance with teaching session

    Nursery: £8.40 for one adult and (up to) three children

    All price inclusive of VAT

    Opening Times

    Open from 10am every day, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day


    Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3TR

  • Facilities
    • Accessible by Public Transport
    • Disabled Access
    • Disabled Toilets
    Attraction: Facilities
    • Cafe
    • Toilets
    • Picnic Site
    • Shop
    • Groups Welcome
    • Pre visit Available
    • Risk Assessment Available
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