Spring Visit to Ness Gardens


On the 27th June Hilary led a very successful trip to Ness Gardens on the Wirral, owned by the University of Liverpool. 

Arthur Kilpin Bulley, founder of Ness Botanic Gardens, possessed a progressive and welcoming ethos, which the gardens seek to echo in all areas of their work. Bulley wanted to ensure that everyone had access to beautiful plants and this idea remains at the heart of what they do today. 

We had the opportunity to explore the delights of Ness Botanic Gardens spread across 64 acres with stunning views of the River Dee and North Wales.  From vibrant year-round colour to outstanding collections of Rhododendrons, Camellias, Snowdrops and Sorbus, amongst others. 

The weather was good and having a guided tour was especially helpful and made the visit more interesting and some of us made use of the small fleet of Trampers, which can be hired, so that those who find walking tiring or difficult can still go round the gardens, riding in style. Hilary is pictured below trying one out. As promised by Hilary, the food in the café was very good.



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