Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Part of the gardens surrounding the aviary and also showing the main buildings, which include the glasshouses, in the distance. There is also a small amount of topiary here.
The white-domed aviary buildings provide a focal point on the main lawn.
The aviary consists of four distinct sections, three of which represent Asia, Africa and the Americas. The Asian section houses colourful tragopans, the African section is home to different varieties of lovebirds, and the American section houses Quaker parakeets. The fourth section consists of soft-billed birds, such as starlings and Mynah birds.
This rather attractive little fountain is close to the Bandstand. It is constructed using Coade stone or Lithodipyra or Lithodipra which was stoneware that was often described as an artificial stone in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. It was used for moulding neoclassical statues, architectural decorations and garden ornaments of the highest quality that remain virtually weatherproof today.
We found the Grasses and Perennials Garden whilst walking from the Butterfly House back to the Main Lawn. The clumps of grass do actually make the are look very attractive.
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The Glasshouses are quite extensive with over 1000 species of plants. This glasshouse is the Tropical House with a hot, humid atmosphere simulating conditions in the tropics.
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