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Winterbourne is one of the best surviving examples 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, striking colour themed borders, glasshouses, original sandstone rock garden and stream side 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. A Nut Walk, Japanese Tea House and Bridge, Lychgate and Pergola are additional features.

In the house, 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.

Today’s opening hours

April to October ,10.30am to 5.30pm every day. Last admission 45 minutes before closing.



Open from 14th January until shortly before Christmas 2019.

10.30am to 4pm November - March.

10.30am to 5.30pm April - October.

Last entry 45 minutes before closing.

Find Us
Find us

Winterbourne is situated just off the A38, 2 miles south west of Birmingham city centre.

The university train station on the cross city line is the nearest station and there are several local bus services. Please check National Express west midlands. 

  • Offers bike storage

Car park on site

  • Parking is free of charge.


Historic Houses members members visit for free. 

Adults: £6 (£7 with gift aid) 
Concessions: £5 (£6 with gift aid) 
Under 5: Free 

More admission details

  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Access statement available
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Guide dogs welcome

Things to See

Fun Facts
Margaret Nettlefold who built this house with her husband, was Neville Chamberlain's cousin.


Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Winterbourne is in the grounds of Birmingham's Edgbaston campus, which has several corporate event spaces. 


Our Offer

  • Wifi
  • Lunch
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Refreshments
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible

School Visits

We welcome primary school groups and provide the option for self-led visits if preferred.