skip to main content

Umberslade Nurseries

Umberslade Nurseries A Rural Idyll in an Urban Setting

Umberslade Nurseries is located in Selly Oak.  It is run by Queen Alexandra College, Harborne - a National College and Charity for people with disabilities. At QAC, we offer education for young people aged 16 - 25 yrs as well as employment focused training. 

QAC student waters plants

The Umberslade garden centre provides an excellent resource for students to experience a real working environment and we also work collaboratively with the local community on a number of initiatives and projects to support local people.

QAC students work at Umberslade Nurseries

Students regularly attend Umberslade Nurseries as part of their Preparation for Life, LEAP, work experience programmes and Independence Plus work. They play a vital role in maintaining, planting and harvesting our produce, learning about horticulture and experiencing the outdoor environment.

The new Yurt at Umberslade Nurseries

We welcome you to come and a pay a visit our retail outlet at Umberslade Nurseries. We stock a wide range of:

• Shrubs

• Herbaceous Perennials

• Seasonal Bedding Plants

• Herbs

• Compost

• Garden sundries

Our retail outlet also offers a range of ornamental home and garden items, craft items made by our students and local artists and many products that would make a perfect gift. Feel free to browse and find something that is just a little bit different.

Polytunnels at Umberslade Nurseries

We are open Wednesday to Sunday from 10.00am until 4.00pm

The Potting Shed Tea Room LogoIn addition to our retail outlet, you can also visit “The Potting Shed Tea Rooms”.  This is a very welcoming tea room offering hot drinks, sandwiches and cake all at very reasonable prices. Please drop in!

We run a variety of workshops and school holiday events throughout the year, including Easter Egg Hunts, Teddy Bears Picnic, Forest Schools and can also cater for children’s parties. To keep up to date with upcoming events, pay a visit to our Umberslade Nurseries Facebook page.  

The Potting Shed Tea Room

If you would like to know more about Umberslade Nurseries, please pay us a visit, call us on 0121 472 4894, or E-mail us at

A Map Showing the location of Umberslade NurseriesOur address is:

Umberslade Nurseries

Umberslade Road

Selly Oak


B29 7SQ

Follw QAC on Facebook Follow QAC on Twitter Follow QAC on LinkedIn Follow QAC on Instagram Visit the QAC YouTube channel