10 January 2017 10:00 - 10 January 2017 16:00
To celebrate the birthday of the Garden's founder Arthur
Kilpin Bulley, born 10th January 1861 in New Brighton, admission to
the Garden is free to everybody.
A sucessful businessman, Arthur K. Bulley, was passionate about
plants, especially new plants being introduced to European gardens
from China, Tibet and Nepal as these countries were explored by
Bulley outgrew his original garden in West Kirby, by persuading
diplomats and other travellers to send him back seeds of
interesting plants. In 1898, he bought the land that makes up
Ness, to build a new family home and much larger garden.
He went on to sponsor many plant hunting expeditions and
established Bees Nursery, so he could share these new introductions
with gardeners across the country. Bees became a household
name eventually supplting one third of all the flower seeds sold in
the UK. After his death in 1942, Bulley's daughter Lois
presented Ness to the University of Liverpool with an endowment of
Who is it suitable for?
What does it cost?
Nothing - free admission to the Garden for everyone.
Do I need to book a place?
No - just come along on the day.
No ticket is required