Winterbourne House and Garden is a rare surviving example of an early 20th century suburban villa and garden. Built for industrialist John Nettlefold in 1903 for his growing family, the house and garden are now open to the public 7 days a week with a range exhibition rooms offering an insight into Edwardian life both above and below stairs. A beautiful wisteria framed terrace provides views over 7 acres of Arts and Crafts designed garden and the terrace tea room is a wonderful place to treat yourself to lunch or afternoon tea. The garden itself offers colour and interest throughout the year and is home to a beautiful walled garden and many original features.
Now in their 24th season, Rare Plant Fairs are held in beautiful and prestigious gardens, each with its own unique character, from those with histories stretching back centuries to more modern gardens created in recent years. A day out at one of our fairs a really enjoyable and inspiring experience for everyone, whether a novice or experienced gardener.
The nurseries that attend our Fairs are carefully selected to ensure that they are genuine growers who produce most or all of the plants that they sell themselves. We try offer the widest possible range of plants to our visitors, including perennials, shrubs and trees, alpines, bulbs and exotic plants, and all of our nursery owners are experts in the plants that they grow. They are all always happy to offer all the advice that you need to select and grow the right plants for your garden.
The fair will be open from 10:30am to 4pm, and entry costs just £6.00 for Adults; Concessions £5.00, Family tickets £18.00. Season tickets also available. Admission includes the House, Gardens and Plant Fair. Lunches and refreshments are available. Please note that no dogs are allowed in House, Gardens or Fair (except assistance dogs)
Full details, including a list of the nurseries attending the event, can be found at www.rareplantfair.co.uk
Winterbourne House & Garden University of Birmingham 58 Edgbaston Park Road Edgbaston Birmingham B15 2RT