Winterbourne House and Garden

Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times

University of Birmingham
58 Edgbaston Park Road
B15 2RT

Off A38 Bristol Road, 0.5 miles.

7 acres

0121 414 3003

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Opening Hours

10.30am–5pm (4pm, Nov–Feb), daily, 12 Jan–20 Dec.


Please see website for admission prices.

RHS members

Free access (member 1 only for joint memberships) applies Mon–Wed.


  • Assistance dogs only
  • Accessible facilities
  • Accessible garden
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Free carer entry
  • Gift shop
  • Group rates
  • Parking
  • Picnic area
  • Plant sales
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets


  • Autumn colour
  • Colour themed borders
  • National Plant Collections

About the garden

Owned by
University of Birmingham

Winterbourne is a rare surviving example of an Edwardian Arts and Crafts suburban villa garden nestled in a surprisingly quiet corner of the city on the University of Birmingham's Edgbaston campus. 
Offering colour and interest throughout the year, the Grade II-listed garden is home to a beautiful walled garden, beautiful colour-themed borders, glasshouses, original sandstone rock garden and streamside planting.
The botanic garden also displays plants from around the globe with collections from China, North and South America and the alpine areas of the world. Visitors can also visit the Nut Walk, Japanese Tea House & Bridge, Lychgate and Pergola. 
In the house, you can delve into the rich history of Winterbourne, built for the prestigious Nettlefold family in 1903. There are two floors of exhibition rooms highlighting the lives of the Nettlefold family and the importance of Winterbourne within the community.
A programme of year-round short courses is on offer including craft, printing and horticulture. RHS accredited courses are currently on offer.

Plants of special interest

  • Agapanthus
  • Alliums
  • Alpines
  • Asters
  • Autumn bulbs
  • Begonias
  • Bluebells
  • Cacti & succulents
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Clematis
  • Conifers
  • Cornus (for winter stems or spring bracts)
  • Cut flowers
  • Cyclamen
  • Dahlias
  • Delphiniums
  • Ferns
  • Fruit blossom
  • Fruit bushes/trees
  • Fuchsias
  • Grasses
  • Hellebores
  • Herbs
  • Hostas
  • Irises
  • Laburnum
  • Lavender
  • Lilies
  • Magnolias
  • Maple
  • Orchids
  • Rhododendrons/azaleas
  • Shade-loving plants
  • Spring bulbs
  • Sweet peas
  • Vegetables
  • Wildflowers
  • Wisteria

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.