Easter Newsletter


Easter Newsletter

Ready, Set, Bloom!

Easter Holidays at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

23 March – 7th April

Spring has sprung at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens this Easter! There are lots of activities you can get involved in whilst discovering the Gardens’ beautiful spring blooms.

Our self-guided Easter egg trail will allow you to explore the Gardens at your own pace.

Still need to burn off some energy? Join interactive Stretch and Bloom sessions – fun workshops which include yoga, flower inspired dance-a-longs, and lily-pad themed fun!

Drop in to Botanical Art Club and be inspired by the Gardens’ blooming flora to create your own masterpiece.

On selected dates, make sure to say hello and grab a selfie with Queen Bee-atrice, our resident Honeybee, who you’ll find buzzing around the Gardens.

Here’s a rundown of a packed programme of activities.



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Botanical Easter Egg Trail

Get ready for an egg-citing family adventure to find eight botanical eggs in the Gardens while exploring the spring flora! Can you fond them all? Trail sheets can be booked online or purchased at the Welcome Desk.

This self guided activity is recommended for ages 6+ years. Little ones are welcome too, (with a helping hand from grown-ups to read instructions).

Dates: Available every day from 23 March – 7th April

Location: Outside

Times: 10am – 4pm

Price: £1.25 (plus admission to The Gardens).

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Stretch and Bloom Sessions

Join in our Stretch and Bloom Sessions – fun interactive sessions which include yoga, spring inspired dance-a-longs, and lily-pad themed fun! These easily accessible, mood-boosting sessions are the perfect way to energise your mind and body and get moving in whatever way you can. Recommended for ages 4 – 12 years but mum, dad, or gran and grandad can join in too!

Dates: 23rd March / 24th March / 29th March / 30th March  / 1st April

Location: Indoors – Terrace Suite

Times: 10:45am, 12pm, 2pm, 3:15pm (Each session lasts 40 minutes).

Price: £3.50 per child, per session (plus admission to The Gardens).

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Gardens Art Club: Spring Blooms

Unleash your imagination in our drop-in craft sessions, and let your creativity be inspired by the vibrant blooms in our living collection of plants and flowers. Dive into a world of color and texture using an array of paper materials and crafting techniques to create your favourite flowers.

Perfect for ages 4 to 12, but adults, you’re welcome too! Our facilitators will ensure everyone can participate and craft something truly special.

Don’t miss this opportunity to make memories and masterpieces that you can take home with you.

Dates: 23 March to 31 March

Location: The Gallery

Times: 10am – 4pm daily. (Drop in for up to 30mins).

Free with general admission to The Gardens.

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Animal Handling Sessions

This Easter holidays will see the return of our ever-popular animal handling sessions!

Our Learning Team will help you get up close and personal with some of the creatures not on display to the public. From corn snakes to cockroaches, get ready to learn and have fun handling some of our amazing animals.

Recommended for ages 4 – 12 year olds.

Dates: 25 March / 27 March / 2 April / 4 April

Location: 25 March / 27 March – in the Learning Classroom. Accessibility note: Please note, the Learning Classroom is unfortunately only accessible via stairs. 2 April / 4 April – in The Gallery and has step-free access.

Times: 10:30, 11:30, 13:30 ( lasting 30 minutes).

Price: £3 per child (plus admission to The Gardens).

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Gardens Walkshop: Create a Journey Stick

Join us for a creative mix of foraging, crafting, and storytelling during a guided walk.

Journey sticks are a fun, tactile way of recording a journey and remembering it later on, and have been used by some aboriginal cultures to tell stories about their travels.

Our Conservation Ranger, Sila, will guide you around the gardens to collect and arrange fallen natural treasures like feathers, which you’ll use to make and decorate your own Journey Sticks.

This activity is recommended for ages 6 – 12 year olds. Some of the session will be outside, so please dress for the weather.

Dates: 3 & 5 April

Location: Meet in the Gallery, before exploring the Gardens

Times: 11am & 1:30pm (lasting one hour).

Price: £5 per child (plus admission to The Gardens) with discounts for members.

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Gardens Crafts: Build a Bee Hotel

Join our Conservation Ranger, Sila, to build a home for bees, using upcycled materials.

Solitary bees are in trouble, facing the risk of extinction. But together, we can make a difference! By crafting bee hotels, we provide safe havens for these important pollinators, helping to protect our ecosystems. During this activity you will learn the skills to build a bee hotel and be able to support the bees in your own garden at home.

During the session you’ll also be joined by the Queen Bee-atrice, who is buzzing to welcome you to the session and share some fascinating pollinator facts!

Date: 1 April

Location: The Gallery

Times: 11am & 1:30pm (lasting one hour).

Price: £5 per child (plus admission to The Gardens).

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