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University of Birmingham Botanic Garden at Winterbourne

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United Kingdom - Birmingham

Institution Code: BIRM

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

About the University of Birmingham Botanic Garden at Winterbourne

Winterbourne Botanic Garden at the University of Birmingham is a six acre Edwardian Arts and Crafts style garden on the university's Edgbaston Campus.

The garden is a haven of peace and tranquillity only 15 minutes from the city centre.

We hold three National Collections and have lots of interesting features to see including colour themed borders, a pergola, Japanese bridge and unusual sandstone rock garden.

This was originally a private garden (1903) and was bequeathed to the university in 1944. The Garden retains many original features and planting, including a 100 year old, 32m long, nut walk of Corylus avellana.

The National Collections include:
- the History of the European Rose,
- Anthemis spp.
- Iris unguicularis spp.

Main Address:
University of Birmingham Botanic Garden at Winterbourne
58 Edgbaston Park Road
B15 2RT United Kingdom

Telephone: 0121 414 3003
Fax: 0121 414 8128
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Ms Darby Alison
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 2
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1903
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 2 Hectares
  • Total Area: 2 Hectares
    Latitude: 52.453445
    Longitude: -1.924838
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 150
  • Seed Bank: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 5
    Number of Volunteers: 3

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 1
  • Special Collections:to update

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

  • Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes