Winterbourne House and Garden, Birmingham

When: 17 May 2020: 10.30am – 4.00pm

Please note that no dogs are allowed in House, Gardens or Fair (except assistance dogs)

Winterbourne is one of the best surviving examples of an Edwardian Arts and Crafts suburban villa garden in Birmingham. The garden was lovingly created by the homeowners, Margaret and John Nettlefold, using the books of Gertrude Jekyll as guides and inspiration.

When the Nettlefolds left in 1919, two subsequent families called Winterbourne home. The latter, John Nicolson, was an avid gardener and built on the existing foundation with further features such as a Japanese bridge and scree garden. When the University took ownership in 1944 the botanical garden was used for study and relaxation by students, and research by the School of Botany.

Today the botanical garden is Grade II listed and offers colour and interest throughout the year. The restored walled garden complete with crinkle-crankle wall, is a riot of rainbow shades from May until October. The lawns are fringed with striking colour themed borders, and beyond lies an original sandstone rock garden and a woodland walk through Gunnera leaves and Rhododendron displays. The botanical garden contains plants from around the globe with collections of plants from China, North and South America and the Alpine areas of the world. There are botanical glasshouses containing collections of cacti, carnivorous plants, alpines and tropical plants.

A beautiful wisteria framed terrace provides views over the 7 acres of gardens and the terrace tea room is a wonderful place to treat yourself to lunch or afternoon tea.


National Collection of Perennial Anthemis


Adults £7.20, Concessions £6.20 Family tickets £22. Season and gift aid tickets also available.

Concessions are children from the age of 5 up to 16, and adults over 65. Students with a valid ID card also qualify for concession rate admission.

20% discount on full adult price for RHS members.

Admission includes the House, Gardens and Plant Fair.

Limited Blue badge parking and around 50 spaces available at Winterbourne House, with overflow parking at the nearby University multistorey car park. Please follow the directions of the parking staff on the day.

Comprehensive information on accessibility is available at the Winterbourne House website at


Lunches and refreshments are available in the Tea Room.


Picnics are welcome throughout the garden. Please do not use the terrace seating as this is reserved for tea room customers only..

Share | Address Winterbourne House & Garden,
University of Birmingham,
58 Edgbaston Park Road,
Birmingham, B15 2RT Telephone 0121 414 3003 Website


Day delegates enjoy a special traditional menu, unique to Winterbourne. Morning refreshments, an afternoon tea-style lunch (finger sandwiches, savouries and scones) and an afternoon garden cake selection are provided by the Winterbourne Terrace Tea Room.

For a working lunch served beside your meeting room, please choose from the cold buffet selection of the delivered catering menu.

Download the delivered catering menu (PDF – 1Mb)


Visitors should park in the University’s North East Car Park on Pritchatts Road, B15 2SA. This costs £2.50 per hour or £7.00 for up to 10 hours, using the RingGo cashless system. Parking here and on campus is free of charge after 6pm Mon-Fri, and on weekends.

Blue Badge parking for disabled drivers is available at Winterbourne, and on campus through the East Gate entrance on Edgbaston Park Road.


Winterbourne House is an historic building. There is a ramp at the entrance and a lift to the first and second floors. A hearing loop is available at events – please ask.

Visit Accessable for more detailed accessibility information about Winterbourne

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