Winterbourne House and Garden Birmingham

The Garden

Winterbourne House and Garden in Birmingham is a rare surviving example of an early 20th century suburban villa and garden. The house was built in 1903 for John and Margaret Nettlefold, of Guest, Keen & Nettlefold.  Designed as a small country estate, the house boasted rustic outbuildings and large gardens.

Both the house and garden follow the style of the Arts & Crafts movement with examples of local craftsmanship throughout.  The house has large airy corridors and south facing rooms designed to make maximum use of the sunlight.

 

The Silent Space

The stunning seven-acre garden provides a perfect escape from the city, offering peace and tranquillity amidst its rich foliage and myriad colours.  As a botanical garden, it is dedicated to the collection and cultivation of scientifically and horticulturally important plants. It was designed by Margaret Nettlefold who based it on the work of renowned landscape gardener, Gertrude Jekyll.

Images © Greg Milner

For opening times please check the Garden's website.