University of Birmingham Botanic Garden at Winterbourne

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Address and contact details
58 Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham B15 2RT
Tel: 0121 414 3832
Fax: 0121 414 8128
Web site:
Background to the collection
Ownership:University of Birmingham
Curator: Alison Darby
Head Gardener: Lee Hale
Contact person: Alison Darby
Total Staff:10
Total Horticultural Staff:8
Physical environment
Soil type:Neutral, pH 7
Aspect:South/South east and on a gentle slope
Total area:2.8 ha
Area heated:200 m²
Plant collection
Special collections:
History of the European Rose
Anthemis, NCCPG.
Record Keeping:Records kept
Facilities on site
Library:No public access
Research facilities:Within University
Publications:Garden Leaflet, Friends Newsletter
Teaching and Education:Primary and Secondary.
Interpretation:Interpretative boards, signs, leaflets, maps
Friends Organisation:Friends of Winterbourne, Membership >1000
Visitor facilities:Toilets, tea/coffee facilities, gift shop, plant sales and gallery
Access to the collections
Public opening hours:Mon-Fri: 11am-4pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 11am-5pm (summer only)
Guiding principles behind the collection
A beautiful Arts and Crafts Grade II listed gardenbequeathed to the University in 1944 by John Nicolson.
Many interesting historical features including colour themed borders, an unusual hazelnut tunnel, a Japanese bridge and stream side planting, Lean too greenhouseWalled Rose Garden, Arid House, Orchid House and Alpine areas. A diverse and expanding plant collection conserving many rare species. Education, outreach and community inclusion are all key guiding principles behind the collection.

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