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“Beautiful gardens”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens
Ranked #3 of 34 things to do in Southport
Certificate of Excellence
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Beautiful gardens”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Travelled to these gardens with my girlfriend last week. The area which is covered by these gardens is relatively small, but there are a lot of sights to see packed inside. As well as the expanses of grassland and flowers, there are a couple of children's playgrounds and a small crazy golf course which is also relatively cheap (£1 for children, £1.50 for adults as I remember). Aside from these, there is an aviary with a wide selection of birds, and an enclosure with rabbits, guinea pigs and chipmunks. The gardens are divided roughly down the middle by a small water feature, bridged at many points, with a boat house at one end which is, according to the council signs, currently undergoing renovation. However, the makeshift walls around the building seem aged, so I am unsure of whether this has been scrapped, which would be a pity as in the past you could hire a row-boat and row through the gardens to a certain point. When your legs get tired from walking around the gardens, there is a small cafe close to one of the entrances. This serves your standard cafe menu, i.e. ice-creams, tea, coffee, fizzy drinks etc..
In the end we only stayed for 1.5 hours after we'd explored all of the gardens, but, since it was free to get into, it was still a good day out.

Visited August 2014
1 Thank Chris M
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Great half day out”
Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

As the only gardening enthusiast among the group the others moaned and groaned about the visit. However much to my surprise the whole family had a great time walking around the gardens. Kids loved looking at the animals and enjoyed the play areas.

1 Thank shazia r
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“First visit”
Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

It was our 1st visit on Tuesday 5 August 2014. We managed to park on the road side and walked into the gardens first glance very pleasant and well kept. We did notice though that the lake was murky and the tributary towards the arched bridge leading out of the gardens was very dirty and slightly smelly. It wasn't flowing. The fernery was good but could do with a few more ferns to hide the pipes. It looked as if no body had bothered for about a month. Shame about the museum being shut. The flowered garden near the fernery was bright and colourful the best bit actually. We also noticed the plaques on benches and near the trees in memoriam. Great touch.

Visited August 2014
Thank SophieT09
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Lee, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“More than just gardens”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

The gardens although small are a visual array of multiple colours and a real pleasure to see. Flowers are not the only thing to see here, there is a band that plays near the lake and a very nice Aviary. There was a museum in the gardens at one time but sadly this has now gone. All in all this is a good place to visit if you like flowers of any kind and of course birds aswell.

Visited July 2014
Thank Derek H
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48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Stunning gardens”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

What a treat to visit this lovely gardens it's so well kept a credit to the gardeners the flower beds in the formal gardens are beautiful this summer it has lots of benches to sit and enjoy the surroundings the fernery is also lovely so victorian looks grand . The Avery's are full of lovely birds ie peacocks pheasants etc all kept extremely well the lake is so nice with all the ducks and swans a great place to visit ill back again next week

Visited August 2014
Thank andrew d
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