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Winterbourne, University of Birmingham, 58 Edgbaston Park Road,
Birmingham, B15 2RT

0121 4143003

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Winter opening hours (November - March) 10.30am - 4pm, last entry to the site is 3.15pm. Summer opening hours (April - October) 10.30pm - 5.30pm, last entry to the site is 4.45pm.

Parties/Coaches: Yes

Group bookings are available for groups of 15 or more with pre-booked buffet options and tours available of the garden. Please visit the website or contact Winterbourne House and Garden for more information.

Group Appointment: Yes
House Open for Viewing: Yes

The house has been renovated as an Edwardian family home and is open for visitors to explore.

National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:

The garden offers something to see all year round with spring bulbs and alpines in the earlier months beginning a year round show of colour. The best time to see the colour themed herbacious borders is during the summer months June - August.

To see:

Don't miss the other areas of interest on the site - a small art gallery, working printing press (phone ahead for details of demonstrations) and second hand bookshop help complete your visit.

Admission Prices

Admission covers entry to the house & garden. 2018 prices: £7 for adults and £6 for concessions (gift aid), £6 for adults and £5 for concessions (non-gift aid), Under 5's have free admission.

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: No
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Accessibility information is available on the website.

Garden Features & Events

Sandstone Rock Garden and Colour Themed Borders, Nutwalk tunnel, Autumn colours.

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:

Anthemis, Iris unguicularis - Winter flowering Iris.

Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

University of Birmingham conference park, Hyatt Regency, New Hall Country House Hotel, Jonathans


Winterbourne Terrace Tea room. Alternative eateries can be found at nearby Harborne High Street

Inns & Pubs:
Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

1 and half miles away from Birmingham city centre. Easily accessible by public transport.

Description of Garden

Winterbourne House and Garden occupies a very attractive, gently sloping site close to the heart of the campus of the University of Birmingham.

The Edwardian Arts and Crafts Garden covers 1.9 hectares (6 acres) and combines themed gardens and plant collections ranging from scree gardens to herbaceous borders, a perennial meadow, geographical collections and an orchid house.

Wander through the woodland walk, stroll through the hazelnut tunnel, cross the 1930 s Japanese Bridge or simply soak up the tranquillity of this perfectly English Edwardian home.

History Of Garden

Winterbourne House was built in 1903 by J.S. Nettleford (of Guest, Keen and Nettleford, metal merchants) and the gardens were designed by his wife Margaret (nee Chamberlain). The property was later owned by John MacDonald Nicolson (of Bell, Nicolson and Lunt Warehousing) who in 1943 bequeathed the house and garden to the University. Winterbourne Botanic Garden was later built up as a teaching element and now includes features of special botanical, horticultural and amenity interest. The house re-opened to the public in May 2010 after a stunning refurbishment.

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