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Ness Botanic Gardens

Liverpool University, NESTON, South Wirral, CH64 4AY

This 64 acre garden overlooks the Dee Estuary, and was founded in 1898 by Arthur Kilpin Bulley, a Liverpool cotton merchant. Original specimens such as 'Pieris forrestii' and the eponymously named 'Primula bulleyana', still flourish today. A long association with plant collectors ensures a wide range of plants, providing interest for academics, horticulturists and amateurs alike. A regular programme of lectures, courses and special events take place throughout the year. A visitor centre, including meeting and conference facilities, offers a warm welcome.

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Tel: 0845 030 4063 [7]
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£7.50 (ch 5-18 £3.50, under 5 free, concessions £6.50). Family (2ad+3ch) £20. Groups 20+ £6.25; Nov-Jan, £4.50 (ch 5-18 £1, concessions £4.50). Family (2ad+3ch) £10, Groups 20+ £4.25. Guide free. Groups 10+ guided tour £4 (must book refreshment package with tearoom to qualify)

Opening times

Open all year, Mar-Oct, daily 10-5
Nov-Mar, daily 10-3 (last admission 30mins before closing). Closed 23 Dec-1 Jan
Average visit 4hrs




Dogs not allowed in the gardens

Assist dogs allowed all areas.


Partly accessible. Visitor centre & 65% of gardens accessible
Wheelchair route, induction loop, scooters & wheelchairs

Ness Botanic Gardens


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