34th Rotary Club Extravaganza

Birmingham Botanical Gardens are excited to once again partner with the Rotary Club, Edgbaston Convention, to bring the 34th Rotary Charity Extravaganza to the Gardens.

This will be the 34th Extravaganza to be put on by the Rotary Club of Edgbaston Convention and the Gardens. Last year, it was great to run again after a gap since 2019 due to Covid.

This year, we are eager to build further on that event’s success.

What a lovely day it will be. A mixture of stalls from various charities, Rotary-linked and otherwise; food and drink to suit all tastes and some artisanal stalls add to the festive atmosphere.

There will be entertainment throughout the day with music from Streamline and Ed Cox, DJ Elaine Eley, Dancing2nite and Zumba Gold with Anna Marie & Maurice. Plus an array of food, games, and charity stalls.

The event is always popular, attracting up to 1500 attendees on sunny days. This year we would like to see more Charity run ‘fun’ stalls.

Please note: The event timings relate to the programme of activities. The Gardens open from 10am, with last admission at 5.30pm.

How to book

Book in advance here to enjoy discounted ticket prices and to beat the queue on the day. Tickets will automatically be discounted when added to your basket with the following advance booking prices:

– Standard admission: £7.50
– Concessions (Over 65s, Disabled, Student, Blue Light): £6.50
– Child (5 – 16 years): £5
– Family Ticket: £22 (2 adults plus 2 children or 2 adults plus 3 children)
– Under 5s are free

From 27 August, admission prices for the event will revert to the standard Gardens admission prices, which you can find here.

Would you like a stand at the Extravaganza?

If you are a charity and would like a stand at the next Extravaganza please contact Martin Smith.

More info about the Rotary Extravaganza event and its proceeds

Every year the annual Rotary Extravaganza raises money to benefit not only our own charities.

Getting locally deprived children onto short holiday breaks, teaching older isolated local people how to use a smart phone (without which it is difficult to survive in this digital age), taking action on climate matters, supporting school and health developments in Africa, sending Rotary Shelter boxes overseas for disaster relief, and jointly leading the Worldwide effort to end polio are some of the things that we do. Other charities can also benefit by holding a stall to raise much needed funds.

The event has gained a ‘sound’ reputation and has secured a loyal following who are drawn both to the beautiful gardens and to listen and line dance to top country music bands and a sparkling DJ from 11 am. This year, gentle Zumba Gold classes will be run from 12 pm by Anna Marie and Maurice. So much pressure on all of us to keep fit and have fun! We are doing our bit!

We have created an entertaining and fun all-day event that provides an opportunity for Rotary and other Charities operating in our community, so creating a real but not commercialised community festival. We will publicise stall takers through social media and online.

We welcome applications from any Charity that would like publicity and the chance to fundraise from a stall for a Charity objective that we share. We have plenty of fun and fundraising ideas, all the Charity needs to find is volunteers.