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Opening Times & Admissions

We are open 7 days a week with the exception of the Christmas Holidays (when we close at 4pm on 23rd December reopening at 10am on New Years Day).

Dates 1st Nov - 28 Feb
1st March - 31st Oct
The Gardens

10am - 4.30pm
(last admission 4pm)

10am - dusk
(last admission 5pm)*

Garden Kitchen Cafe 9.30am - 4.30pm (last orders 4pm) 9.30am - 5pm
Shop 10am - 4.30pm 10am - 5pm
Garden Store 10am - 4.30pm 10am - 5pm

 *  Visitors are able to enjoy the Garden until dusk between 1 March - 31 October, but must have accessed the Garden prior to the Visitor Centre closing at 5pm. After last admission time please use the exit gates from the main drive or the terraces as the Visitor Centre will be closed.

Please note, due to a private event on Saturday 24th June last admission will be 3.30pm and the gardens will close at 4.30pm.

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Valid until 28th Feb 2017


Gift Aid Visitor

Non Gift Aid
Friends of Ness Gardens FREE FREE
Adult    £4.95 £4.50
Concessions* £4.95 £4.50
University of Liverpool staff/student NA £1.00
Students (Non University of Liverpool)* NA £1.00
Guests with University of Liverpool Staff/Student NA £4.50
Children (under 5 years old) FREE FREE
Children (5-16 years old) £1.65 £1.50
Family ticket* £11.00 £10.00
University of Liverpool staff/student family ticket* NA £10.00
Groups Visits 20 or more (free entry for organiser) NA £4.50

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Give a little, help a lot

We rely upon the generosity of our visitors to support the gardens. The gift aid prices include a 10% donation because if you are a UK taxpayer and make a donation of 10% or more, then the government will give us an extra 25% on the whole amount!

*Proof of student status needed - college card, NUS card, enrolment letter or similar.  Concessions apply to over 60's and registered disabled (carers recieve free garden admission).  Family tickets include up to 2 adults & 3 children

No dogs are allowed in garden except assistance dogs. Dogs are welcome to use the outdoor cafe area and Laburnum arch lawn next to the car park.  We are happy to supply bowls of water on request. Do not leave your dog unattended in a car.

Be prepared. Please come dressed in suitable clothing for the weather and wear appropriate footwear. The Gardens are undulating and paths may be wet and slippery, please take care.

Lost property. We can only keep lost property for a maximum of 3 months