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Liverpool Botanic Gardens

05 October 2014 14:30 - 05 October 2014 16:00

Liverpool Botanic GardensIn 1802 a group of Liverpool botanists, including William Roscoe, opened a private botanic garden near Mount Pleasant in Liverpool. In 1831 it was decided to move the Garden to a larger site at Wavertree. By 1846, the Liverpool Corporation took over the running of the gardens due to its increasing debts, opening the Gardens to the Public.

The history of Liverpool Botanic Gardens, is full of amazing highs and lows; and regrettably the Gardens may disappear completely this year.

About the speaker: Stephen Lyus retired recently from a working lifetime in the computing industry and came to the Wirral to grow camellias (he is also a member of the RHS Rhododendron, Camellia and Magnolia Society). Steve works at Ness with Botantist Tim Baxter on the Gardens collections and also volunteers at the New Ferry Butterfly Park, Bidston Hill and with the Wirral Countryside Volunteers.


Who is it suitable for?


What does it cost?

Nothing - its free.

Do I need to book?

No - just turn up on the day


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Organised By the Friends of Ness Gardens



Venue Details

Lecture Theatre

No ticket is required