Free: Birmingham Library and secret garden

There’s an amazing free secret garden at Birmingham Library. We found it on a recent city trip to Birmingham and it’s the perfect spot for a little family adventure. Eric loved the views over Birmingham, the small winding paths and the nature in the flower beds. There’s even spots to picnic.

7th Floor, Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EP

Finding the library secret garden is half the fun. The library itself is a new, pretty impressive building! There’s fountains outside and loads of space to run around.

Find it at 7th Floor, Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EP.

Once inside the library, we took the lifts up to the 7th floor. The lifts are fun with cool mirrors and Eric liked looking in these and pulling silly faces. 🙂

It is accessible, including the garden… I took my mobility scooter, and we also had a pram. No problems at all.

On the 7th floor out of the lift, feels like you’re a little lost and there might not be anything to see… there’s some toilets and a narrow corridor but just follow it around and you’ll find your way out to the garden.

xBirmingham Library and secret garden

The garden overlooks Birmingham. There’s so much to see. The garden has loads of different plants, flowers and nature. We spotted many things, from canal boats, bees and interesting plants. Eric loved running around the little flower bed paths and wanted to picnic in the secluded areas with benches.

Birmingham Library and secret garden
Birmingham Library and secret garden

I really recommend a visit here. It’s completely free. We really liked it and it’s a unique picnic spot. It reminded me of a smaller version of the Sky Garden in London.

We went to Birmingham for 3 days on this trip and loved Cannon Hill Park, Thinktank Museum and Birmingham Art Gallery. I’d recommend all those things… especially MiniBrum in Thinktank Museum! :

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