The Botanic Garden

Find yourself in a seven acre oasis, just minutes from Birmingham city centre and home to over 6000 different plant species. Intricately tied into the history of the site, enjoy a peaceful stroll in tranquil surroundings.

Discover The Garden Visitors enjoying a stroll through the garden
View of the house from the walled garden

The House

Escape the modern world as you explore period rooms filled with antiques and Edwardian era soft furnishings. Learn about the families that lived here and how Winterbourne came to be part of the University of Birmingham.

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Explore Winterbourne

A Pioneering History

The house was built for John Nettlefold, a pioneer of early housing reform in Birmingham at a time when the city had a serious lack of decent homes for working people. John and his wife Margaret were from prestigious local families who had made their living in industry. Choosing their house to be designed in the Arts and Crafts style reflected their modern outlook.

The History The Printing Press

What's On

A Place of Learning

Courses and Qualifications

Winterbourne offers adult courses from six-week beekeeping introductions to year-long certificates in horticulture, to help you get started on a new career or hobby with experienced professionals.

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Events at Winterbourne

What’s coming up at Winterbourne

Year-round garden tours and children’s trails, family fun days and Halloween scares: there are plenty of events at Winterbourne to suit all tastes. In the summer, enjoy live theatrical and musical performances staged in the botanic garden. As the days get shorter, lectures give visitors the chance to hear experts talk on a variety of topics and projects.

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Space for Creativity

Arts and Crafts Workshops

Winterbourne offers an inspiring location to learn a new skill, offering a wide range of options including botanical art, letterpress printing, embroidery, stained glass and much more.

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