A coach visit to Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Winterbourne House and Garden


  • 8.30am: Coach depart from Oxford Parkway Park & Ride (formerly Water Eaton P & R)
  • 7.00pm: approx arrival back at Park & Ride
  • Washroom on board.
birmingham botanical gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ rich, uniquely biodiverse natural environment is one of the UK’s most significant historic Grade II* Botanic Gardens. JC Loudon’s inspirational botanic garden and glasshouses design, in a landscape setting, has survived intact. Since 1829, it has been devoted to conservation, increasing plant diversity and public understanding. Embedded in Birmingham’s scientific and people’s history, social and emotional life, this green sanctuary has protected and brought the value of plants to a vast urban population. We will have refreshments on arrival followed by a guided tour round the gardens. Friends can either bring a picnic or have lunch in the café.

By kind permission of Birmingham University 


winterbourne house

Winterbourne House and Garden

Winterbourne is a rare surviving example of an early 20th century suburban villa and garden. The house was built in 1903 for John and Margaret Nettlefold of Guest, Keen & Nettlefold. Margaret Nettlefold designed the garden, inspired by the books and garden designs of Gertrude Jekyll. John MacDonald Nicolson was the last private owner of the house and a keen gardener. He developed many new areas, including a scree garden and small alpine features around the garden. He died in 1944 and left it to Birmingham University. After a period of restoration, the garden was Grade II listed by English Heritage in 2008. After an introduction by a member of staff, Friends will be able to visit the house and garden on their own, and tea will be available in the café.

By kind permission of Birmingham University



  • Friends £50, guests £55
  • Maximum 48

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