About the garden
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.