Winterbourne House and Garden
Explore the house and stroll the tranquil paths outdoors, then relax over tea on a balcony overlooking the garden. Located on the University of Birmingham campus, the Winterbourne House and Garden also offers an array of educational opportunities, from 1-day workshops to yearlong courses. Check the Winterbourne website for details.
To skip the entry line, book your ticket online in advance. And if you’re a true nature lover, consider pairing your trip to Winterbourne with a stop at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens or the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park.
Things to Know Before You Go
Winterbourne House and Garden is a must for history buffs and nature enthusiasts.
Winterbourne’s Terrace Tea Room is accessible only to house and garden visitors.
Kids under age 5 get free admission.
Some of the garden paths and parts of the house are accessible to wheelchairs and strollers, and strollers are available to borrow.
How to Get There
Set on the University of Birmingham campus in Edgbaston, Winterbourne is just off the main A38 route. The nearest train station is University, a 10-minute walk from the house. The X20, X21, and X22 buses also stop near Winterbourne.
When to Get There
Winterbourne is open daily: November through March from 10:30am to 4pm, and April through October from 10:30am to 5:30pm. The house and garden are closed for a brief period around Christmas and New Year. While Winterbourne is beautiful year-round, visit in spring or summer to see the most plants in bloom.
Family Activities at Winterbourne
Originally built as a family home, Winterbourne House and Garden still offers many attractions that appeal to a younger crowd. A children’s garden with a tunnel and picnic tables, holiday-themed attractions, and interactive historic exhibits keep things interesting.
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