Liverpool Botanic Gardens
05 October 2014 14:30 - 05 October 2014 16:00
In 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
Who is it suitable for?
What does it cost?
Nothing - its free.
Do I need to book?
No - just turn up on the day
Organised By the Friends of Ness Gardens
No ticket is required