The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a place in the Teletubbies franchise. It only appeared in the first four episodes featuring King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys. They later performed at this same place on July 15, 2012 as a part of the 2012 Brum Jazz Festival. Gangs of Pupils of Chuckery Infant School were also in the botanical gardens, which was filmed in 1995, after the Aviary was built. In addition, their introductions were filmed at the Herbaceous Border.

Episode Appearances

  • The Grand Old Duke of York (first appearance)
  • See-Saw
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • Hey Diddle Diddle (last appearance)


  • The Botanical Gardens were originally designed by John Claudius Loudon in 1829, which opened on June 11, 1832.
  • On the show, the entire exterior of the Pavilion Tea Room was white, there were a pair of three fir trees that stood in front of the arched structure on both sides of the semi-circle cactus and succulent display, and a deciduous tree in front of the glasshouses. The bandstand was white, had yellow and purple flowers, and also had tall bushes behind and around it.
  • The bandstand was built in 1873.
  • The aviary was built in 1995, shortly before the nursery rhyme music videos were filmed. It opened on July 2, 1995.
  • Between 2002 and 2003, the window sills outside the Pavilion Tea Room, the arch above the semicircle window, and the walls in between the windows that face the Main Lawn were painted gray.
  • In 2005, the pair of three fir trees were removed.
  • In 2010, the decidious tree was removed.
  • In 2011, the bandstand was painted green and the windows in the Pavilion Tea Room that face the Main Lawn were replaced.
  • In 2013, the tall bushes behind and around the bandstand were removed. The bushes eventually regrew.
  • This location has also appeared in multiple TV shows.
  • In 2012, the Botanical Gardens celebrated its 180th anniversary, and in 2017, its 185th anniversary was celebrated.