Nearly two centuries old, the Gardens were designed by renowned horticultural journalist, publisher and garden planner J.C. Loudon in 1829 and have changed very little since, retaining the ambiance of a traditional Victorian public park. There are over 7,000 species of plant to be found within Birmingham Botanical Gardens and The British National Bonsai Collection, including its star the 250-year-old Omiya tree, is housed here.
On the Terrace stands the Pavilion Tea Room, where Ampersand serves an enticing range of dishes, from light snacks to hearty lunches, and a great selection of drinks, both hot and cold. With plenty of outdoor seating, this the perfect place to soak up the sun or relax in the shade and enjoy a refreshing drink and a bite to eat.
We pride ourselves on our use of fresh, locally sourced produce to create our delicious dishes, so a trip to the Pavilion is always a treat.
This tranquil setting is easily accessible and close to all major road and rail links, though you’ll no doubt find it hard to believe that you’re just a short journey away from the centre of Birmingham.
Visit at the right time of year, and you will also see the wisteria that surrounds the Pavilion Tea Room’s main window in bloom, creating a picture-perfect frame around your coffee break.