Birmingham Botanical Gardens
While I now feel I’m getting to know Birmingham pretty well, there are still a lot of unexplored places to visit. Somewhere that I’ve been wanting to visit for a while is the botanical gardens. Ideally I would have gone with camera in hand in a couple of weeks time when all the autmnal colours have come out, but life is likely to be a little too busy then – or at least I’m not going to have hands spare for the camera. Birmingham Botanical gardens isn’t too far from the city centre, and is a nice break from the urban scenes in the city.
As we’re now turning to the autmn a lot of the roses were beyond their prime, but plenty still flowering.
There’s even a small butterfly house to explore.
My favourite shot of the day, the light shining through the trees.
If you’re in Birmingham and looking for something to do for a few hours, it’s well worth a visit. The place itself is quite big withe plenty of paths to walk, and activities for children should you need them…