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Bulley's Birthday

Tuesday 10 January 2017 10:00 - Tuesday 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 westerners.

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 £75,000. 

 

Who is it suitable for?

All ages

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.

 

Venue Details

The Garden