Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

Jim and I took a little road trip up to the midlands a few weekends ago, purely to visit this little haven of a greenhouse. I think we’ve explored as many of the indoor gardens and glasshouses as we can in our local area (London/Bedfordshire/Buckinghamshire/Hertfordshire), so we’ve found ourselves drifting a little further afield lately to well, Birmingham!

What I love most about the Birmingham Botanical Gardens is that beautiful rich pinky-coral shade of the walls, (very plants on pink), something that was also prevalent in a lot of our snapshots from Marrakech. So obsessed am I with this colour combo that I’ve just created a Pinterest board dedicated to it (which you can find here if you love it as much as I do)!

Home to four glasshouses (tropical, subtropical, Mediterranean and arid) plus a Japanese and bonsai garden, it’s pretty much everything I look for in a botanical garden, and was the ideal respite for a wintry weekend – it actually hailed pretty much constantly while we were there, but luckily we managed to get a few clear moments out in the garden. If you’re heading that way we recommend making a whole day of it and driving 5 mins up the road to Winterbourne House and Gardens afterwards – I’ll be sharing a few photos I took while we were there in a week or so, so stay tuned!

For more info and for opening times and admission for Birmingham Botanical Gardens, head here!

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