Winterbourne House & Gardens, Birmingham, UK - A City Gem!

Winterbourne House is one of Birmingham's great Gems. It was originally built as the family home of John & Margaret Nettlefold from 1903.

Winterbourne House is a unique heritage attraction and is set within 7 acres of beautiful botanic gardens. and, amongst other things, is home to over 6,000 plant species. The project offers a great opportunity for people and community to share their love for Winterbourne.

Located on Edgbaston Park Road and now owned by the University of Birmingham.

Winterbourne House & Garden

University of Birmingham Green Zone sign from Edgbaston Park Road. (February 2013). Photography by Elliott Brown



History of Winterbourne

The house & garden was built for John & Margaret Nettlefold in 1903 as their family home. Local architect Joseph Lancaster Ball designed and built the house, which was completed in 1904.The Nettlefold's lived there until John's health got worse, and the house was sold in 1919. The property was bought by the Wheelock family who lived there until 1925. It was then purchased by John Nicolson, a local gardener and businessman. He was there until he died in 1944.

Winterbourne House

Winterbourne House from the garden (August 2008). Photography by Elliott Brown


It was then that the house & garden became property of the University of Birmingham, who have been maintaining it ever since. The house was restored during 2009 to 2010 to it's former glory.

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Restoration of Winterbourne House from Edgbaston Park Road (December 2009). Photography by Elliott Brown


The gardens are open to the public, and there is a gift shop and tearoom, plus an Art Gallery.


Winter at Winterbourne House & Garden

Winterbourne House & Garden

Winterbourne House & Garden (Winter 2017/18). Photography by Peter Leadbetter


Spring at Winterbourne House & Garden

Winterbourne Garden

The Nutwalk at Winterbourne Garden (April 2018). Photography by Christine Wright


Summer at Winterbourne House & Garden

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Ships Deck at Winterbourne Garden (August 2008). Photography by Elliott Brown


Autumn at Winterbourne House & Garden

Winterbourne House & Garden

Winterbourne House Gardens looking majestic (October 2019). Photography by Damien Walmsley

Project dates

01 Mar 2018 - On-going


History & heritage, Photography, People & community
Green open spaces, Classic Architecture


Your Place Your Space

Jonathan Bostock

0121 410 5520