Ness Botanic Gardens occupies a 26 hectare (64 acre) site with a waterfall and water gardens, award winning show gardens, 120 m (394 ft) of herbaceous borders, and more. Stretch your legs and learn more about the plants on one of the scheduled guided walks. Children will enjoy discovering the grass labyrinth, play area, and wide-open spaces to run in. Pop into the visitor center to see one of the many exhibitions that take place throughout the year. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head to the Garden Kitchen restaurant for local food and drink. If the sun’s shining, treat yourself to a Garden Kitchen created take-out meal to enjoy on the picnic benches or lawns. A visit to Ness Botanic Gardens represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Ness online journey maker to plot your vacation.
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Ness Botanic Gardens Reviews
I have been a family member of the Gardens for over two years but have been a regular visitor for well over 40 years. The gardens and the centre offer something for everyone. It’s a lovely place to ta... more »
We’ve been before, during the summer months, when all the flowers are out & the trees are green & the sun was shining, today, not so much in the way of flowers, or green trees, although the winter flo... more »
Founded in 1898 by Arthur Bulley, today was his birthday and entrance to the gardens was free, it's under £5 normally and worth every penny. Snowdrops were just starting to appear and other plants wer... more »
First time using membership lucky enough to use their mobility soother scheme. We've had a lovely couple of hours walking the main route round the gardens. Grandaughter(4 yrs)loved the open space collecting leaves for her autumn book!! Great to be outdoors in lovely surroundings. We will definitely be coming back for regular visits.
Lets start with the cafe excellent menu and the staff are very attentive. Moving on the grounds what can l say loads to see and take in. Well worth a visit. Ask anybody who is a member there and there are a lot of them.
A wonderful botanic garden owned by the University of Liverpool. Many rare trees and plants on show. The cafe is very pleasant with waiter/waitress service. There is an entrance fee for adults to the grounds, but if you're likely to visit four or more times a year, then annual 'Friends of Ness Gardens' membership is good value.
The gardens were wonderful considering the time of year. The cafe was desperately disappointing. There was no proper cutlery or crockery and the food was below the usual standard. Surely a dish washer could have been hired within 1 hour.
Went for lunch with my sister lovely food good menu my sister asked for a cold drink our server reeled off very quickly the choice my sister has Alzheimer's and unable to take it all in I reassured her and said go and have a look I advised our server of my sister's condition and her demeanour change she became sensitive to my sister and her needs her speech was softer and she was very patient not sure if the staff have had any training in the subject of dementia but well done
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