Winterbourne House

Winterbourne 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.

Nettlefold was a pioneer of town planning who carried the ideas seen in his own home to the less wealthy areas of the city.

Originally designed as a small country estate with rustic outbuildings and large gardens, Winterbourne followed the style of the Arts and Crafts movement with examples of local craftsmanship throughout the house.

Margaret Nettlefold designed the garden, inspired by the books and garden designs of Gertrude Jekyll. After a period of restoration, the garden was Grade II listed by English Heritage in 2008.

The Study


The Nursery

Noah's Ark

Secret Garden

Fairy Community

The Lime Walk

The Lime Walk

The Top Lawn

Winter Garden


Sandstone Rock Garden Pathway

Japanese Breeze

Japanese Breeze

In the Morning Breeze

Fairy House

The Oak is No More

Edgbaston Pool

The Nut Walk

Carniverous Glass House

Winterbourne House

6 Comments CherryPie on Aug 2nd 2023

6 Responses to “Winterbourne House and Gardens”

  1. Sackerson says:

    Local to us – like!

    • CherryPie says:

      We will be back. We need to see the garden when it is not raining ;-) The cafe serves good food and we can get in free with our HH card :-)

  2. Lovely to see your photos of this lovely house and garden. I used to have a season ticket and went often so you have brought back many happy memories for me.

    • CherryPie says:

      I am so glad I have brought back happy memories for you. We will be back to enjoy the garden again when it isn’t raining. It is a place we can visit for free on our HH membership.

  3. Time stood still in the house.
    That lake is part of the gardens too?

    Photo 4: The bears are waiting for Teddy for the tea party!

    • CherryPie says:

      The lake is outside the grounds, it belongs to the lease of Edgbaston Golf Club who allow access to visitors of Winterbourne House.