Thursday 13th December

There is an area-wide problem with the water supply.

Under the circumstances we have had to close the toilets and the Gardens will also be closing at 2. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.


Being one of Birmingham’s best attractions, The Birmingham Botanical Gardens offers something for everyone, be it one of our four stunning glasshouses showing tropical rainforest to arid desert, playground, tearoom and garden gift shop all surrounded by some of the most beautiful gardens in the UK.

There are four glasshouses which range from our exotic Tropical House through to our Subtropical, Mediterranean and Arid Houses. There is a large lawn in front of the glasshouses with a range of beds and shrubberies around its perimeter. Overall, the character is that of a Victorian public park with a bandstand set in 15 acres (6.1 ha) of landscaped greenery.

The Botanical Gardens are in partnership with Thursfield Solicitors to offer legal guidance and support in leaving a charitable donation for the Botanical Gardens in your will.


For more information about our Wedding and event spaces.



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 Thursday 13th December
16.00 – Midnight – Please leave extra time if you are travelling to Magical Lanterns tonight.

Due to a major concert at Arena Birmingham (NIA) which will require the following roads to be closed to allow for a larger number of drop off and pick ups of concert goers arriving by coach, all buses will be diverted away in two closure phases from the following roads, from 4pm until midnight.

Sheepscote Street
Cambridge Street
King Edwards Road
St Vincent’s Street
Broad Street (between Five Ways and Sheepscote Street)

Between 16.00 – 18.30 the diversion route will be as follows:-

Outbound- Great Charles Street, Parade/Sandpits, Clement Street, St Vincent Street, Sheepscote Street, Broad Street then normal route.
Inbound – St Vincent Street, Summer Hill Street, Summer Hill Road, Sandpits/Parade, Great Charles Street then normal route.

Between 18.30 – Midnight the diversion route will be as follows:-

Both Directions – Great Charles Street, Parade/Sandpits. Summer Hill Road, Ladywood Middleway, Five Ways Island, Hadley Road then normal route

For passengers requiring buses leaving the city centre, please board stops in the city centre. For passengers arriving into the city please alight in the city centre.
All stops along the diversion route will be serve