stately homes gardens etc in Birmingham & West Mids
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Stately Homes & Gardens in Birmingham & West Mids

Heritage sites also including country houses in Birmingham & West Mids...





Birmingham & West Mids Stately Homes, Country Houses & Gardens

 
blank tabBIRMINGHAM BOTANICAL GARDENS & GLASSHOUSESStately Homes & Gardens
Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 3TR
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Birmingham Botanical Gardens, an educational charity, are an oasis of peace and tranquillity one mile from the city centre. Opened in 1832, these historic Gardens include four stunning glasshouses taking the visitor from tropical rainforest to arid desert. Fifteen acres of beautiful landscaped gardens contain collections of roses, alpines, perennials, rare trees and shrubs. Ideal for picnics and exploring all year round, attractions include a four-flight aviary, children's playground, art gallery, tearoom and shop. A programme of regular events include flower shows, family fun days, theatre, music and art. The Gardens' Study Centre offers education courses, leisure learning and fun activities for every visitor. Open every day except Christmas Day & Boxing Day.
Tel: 0121 454 1860    Fax: 0121 454 7835
E-mail: admin@birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk
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blank tabBANTOCK HOUSE & PARKStately Homes & Gardens
Finchfield Road, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV3 9LQ
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Bantock House is named after Baldwin and Kitty Bantock who lived here over a century ago. It offers a chance to explore life in an Edwardian Home and explore Wolverhampton's history. Discover more about the Bantock family and the way they lived by flicking through family albums and admire the Arts and Crafts inspired decor. The first floor explores the men and women who shaped Wolverhampton and the industries they created. Decorative Arts collection including locally-made enamels, steel jewellery and japanned ware. Community Gallery where temporary exhibitions are on display all year round. Wandering through the gardens today, you can see the different spaces Baldwin Bantock created and which have now been restored to his original designs. Bantock Park covers 43 acres and provides an ideal place for a family outing.
Tel: 01902 552195
E-mail: bantockhouse@wolverhampton.gov.uk
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blank tabASTON HALLStately Homes & Gardens
Trinity Road, Aston, B6&6JD


A Jacobean style mansion, built between 1618 and 1635 for Sir Thomas Holte.
Tel: 0121 327 0062
E-mail: aston.hall@birminghammuseums.org.uk
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Baddesley Clinton

Rising Lane, Baddesley Clinton Village, Knowle, Solihull, B93 0DQ
Tel: 01564 783294    Fax: 01564 782706
E-mail: baddesleyclinton@nationaltrust.org.uk

Medieval moated manor house that has changed little since the death in 1633 of Henry Ferrers 'the Antiquary', who began the tradition at Baddesley of armorial glass. In the 1590s it was a refuge for persecuted clerics whose 'priest's holes' still survive. The garden includes ponds, a walled garden, lakeside walk and nature trail.
 

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Birmingham Back to Backs

50-54 Inge Street / 55-63 Hurst Street, Birmingham, B5 4TE
Tel: 0121 753 7757 (Infoline)      E-mail: backtobacks@nationaltrust.org.uk

Now fully restored, this is Birmingham's last surviving court of back-to-back housing. Here you can move through four different periods, from 1840 to 1977, with interiors evincing the varied lives of the inhabitants.


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Castle Bromwich Hall and Gardens Trust

Chester Road, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham, B36 9BT
Tel: 0121 749 4100      E-mail: admin@cbhgt.org.uk

A restored 10 acre Walled English Baroque Garden, circa 1680 - 1740 containing over 600 plants from the period.

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Himley Hall & Park

Himley Park, Dudley, DY3 4AF
Tel: 01384 817817    Fax: 01384 817818

A Palladian mansion, built after the demolition of a medieval manor house, with 180 acre grounds designed by Capability Brown.

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Moseley Old Hall

Moseley Old Hall Lane, Fordhouses, Wolverhampton, WV10 7HY
Tel: 01902 782808      E-mail: moseleyoldhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

Best-known for its links with Charles 11, this richly panelled Elizabethan home contains secret hiding places used by fleeing Catholic priests. One such hideaway saved the King from Cromwell's troops after the Battle of Worcester in 1651. Beyond is a formal knot garden, arbour and nut walk.


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Packwood House

Lapworth, Solihull, B94 6AT
Tel: 01564 783294    Fax: 01564 782706
E-mail: packwood@nationaltrust.org.uk

Originally Tudor, Packwood was restored by the Ash family over many years between the two world wars. Known for it's topiary garden it also has superb herbaceous borders, a collection of yew trees and fine 16th-century textiles and furniture. Charles II reputedly rested here after the defeat of his armies at Worcester in 1651.


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Wightwick Manor

Wightwick Bank, Wolverhampton, WV6 8EE
Tel: 01902 761400    Fax: 01902 764663
E-mail: wightwickmanor@nationaltrust.org.uk

Furnished during the heyday of the Arts and Crafts movement, this Victorian manor house boasts many original William Morris wallpapers and fabrics, Pre-Raphaelite paintings, Kempe glass and de Morgan ware. The garden also reflects the period.


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