A 2 day itinerary for a garden lover

Day one: 

 

Morning:

Birmingham Botanical Garden & Glasshouses (Admission fee)
www.birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk

A 15 acre botanical garden dating back to 1832, situated in the beautiful suburb of Edgbaston. Stunning Victorian glasshouses with exotic plants from all over the world, colourful birds, sweeping lawns, inspiring planting and children’s playground along with a Gift and Plant Shop and café - perfect for everyone in the family!

* Booking is required for groups of 10 and over


Lunch:

Pavilion Tea Room (Inside Botanical Garden)
www.birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk/pavilion-tea-room

 

Afternoon: 

Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens (Admission fee)
www.cbhgt.org.uk

A rare survival of English formal garden design of the late 17th and early 18th century.
Containing plants of the period making them one of the most important historic gardens in the country.

* Booking is required for groups of 10 and over.

 

Dinner:

Coast to Coast (For families)
www.c2crestaurants.com/restaurant/birmingham

American theme restaurant and bar who are created by people who genuinely love good quality food, drinks and good times.

Blue Piano
www.thebluepiano.co.uk
A beautiful family owned South East Asian bar and restaurant with pretty terrace garden and outdoor cocktail bar during the summer. Every Friday, local bands and artists perform at the Blue Piano.

The Old Joint Stock Pub & Theatre (For couples)
www.oldjointstock.co.uk
One of the Birmingham’s best pubs, it is part of a Grade II listed building situated opposite St Philips Cathedral. It is not just a pub but also a theatre and a musical theatre.


Evening:

Electric Cinema
www.theelectric.co.uk
The UK’s oldest working cinema, it is a must visit in Birmingham.

The Old Joint Stock
www.oldjointstock.co.uk


A beautiful 100-seat theatre stages great productions all year round.

Hippodrome
www.birminghamhippodrome.com
It is best known as the home stage of the Birmingham Royal Ballet, it also hosts a wide variety of other performances including visiting opera and ballet companies, touring West End shows, pantomime and drama.

The New Alexandra Theatre
www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-alexandra-theatre-birmingham/
One of the oldest theatre in Birmingham.

The Blue Orange Theatre
www.blueorangetheatre.co.uk
An independent theatre situated in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. 

 

Accommodation 

Birmingham Marriott
www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bhxbh-birmingham-marriott-hotel/

Centrally located in the heart of the city, this 4-star Birmingham Marriott hotel is renowned for responsive service and comfortable accommodation.

Hampton by Hilton North
http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/united-kingdom/hampton-by-hilton-birmingham-city-north-BHXBNHX/index.html
Set in Birmingham’s world famous Jewellery Quarter, this modern hotel is just a 10 minutes walk from the city centre and offers easy access to the M6/M5 Motorway.

Blue Piano (B&B)
www.thebluepiano.co.uk

A beautiful family owned bed & breakfast accommodation with four stylishly designed en-suite bedrooms and one luxury suite provide the ultimate in comfort for your stay at The Blue Piano.

The Edgbaston Boutique Hotel & Cocktail Bar
www.theedgbaston.co.uk/_eb/index.html
The Edgbaston is a 6 bedroom boutique hotel and cocktail lounge located in Edgbaston, Birmingham. It is a unique refuge of timeless elegance, unwavering taste, and unrivalled care and courtesy.

 

Day Two:

 

Morning:

Winterbourne House and Garden (Admission fee)
hwww.winterbourne.org.uk/

Botanical Garden of University of Birmingham is set within seven acres. It is open to public as heritage attraction.
*Group booking is required for 15 or more people 0121

Lunch:

Tea room inside Winterbourne House and Garden
www.winterbourne.org.uk/index.php/information/tea-room

 

Afternoon:

Barber Institute of Fine Arts (Free of charge)
barber.org.uk

Monet, Manet, Renoir and Degas; Rubens, Gainsborough, Rossetti and Turner; Gauguin, Van Gogh and Magritte... Key works by these major artists and many more hang in the Heart of England's own mini National Gallery, which also boasts exciting temporary exhibitions and houses a concert hall in its listed Art-Deco building, situated at the University of Birmingham.

 

Dinner:

Chung Ying Garden
www.chungyinggarden.co.uk

One of the UK’s leading Cantonese restaurants and is one of the largest and most popular Chinese Restaurant in the Midlands. It is situated 5 minutes away from New Street Station in Chinatown.


Evening:

There are plenty of theatres in Birmingham.

Electric Cinema
www.theelectric.co.uk
UK’s oldest working cinema, it is a must visit in Birmingham.

The Old Joint Stock
www.oldjointstock.co.uk
A beautiful 100-seat theatre stages great productions all year round.

Hippodrome
www.birminghamhippodrome.com

It is best known as the home stage of the Birmingham Royal Ballet, it also hosts a wide variety of other performances including visiting opera and ballet companies, touring West End shows, pantomime and drama.

New Alexandra Theatre
www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-alexandra-theatre-birmingham/
One of the oldest theatre in Birmingham.

The Blue Orange Theatre
www.blueorangetheatre.co.uk
An independent theatre situated in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.

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