We’re still open in lockdown

Following the news of a new national lockdown, Birmingham Botanical Gardens is pleased to confirm that the gardens can remain open to the public, in accordance with Government advice.

Takeaway drinks and snacks will be available from the cafe via a side hatch and the garden centre will also be open. The glasshouses, however, remain closed to visitors.

James Wheeler, chief executive, said he was pleased the 15 acres of grounds will remain open to members and the public, enabling locally based visitors to make the most of their daily exercise at an accessible outdoor attraction that provides ample opportunity for socially distanced activity.

“Having access to tranquil, open spaces is proven to be beneficial to people’s wellbeing and mental health, so as we enter yet another difficult national lockdown period, it has never been more important for people to access the Gardens to relax and to exercise,” he said.

“As an outdoor attraction, we provide much-needed respite for local visitors wanting to escape their busy lives and have welcomed tens of thousands of people over the past few months after we were allowed to reopen in June.”

The Gardens are open 10am – 5pm daily and although pre-booking is not a condition of entry, it is recommended you book in advance to guarantee admission on the day and time of your choice.