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“Toilet facilities”
Review of Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens
Ranked #5 of 37 things to do in Southport
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

Having just moved back to southport I recently visited Botanic gardens, whilst the grounds are lovely and well maintained , the public toilets are ABSOLUTEY DISGUSTING! I don't know who (if anyone) maintains them but they are an absolute health hazard with the men's reeking of urine, faeces smeared on the half plastered and dilapidated walls and no soap in dispensers, the council should be ashamed to offer toilet facilities that are less than third world.Shame on you!

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Reviewed 14 August 2014

We popped in here for an ice cream and the staff was very nice and friendly. after the ice cream we waited for the rain to stop before venturing back out into the park, and the person on the next table ordered some chips with curry sauce, and it smelt so nice we did the same,..and it was lovely!

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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.

1  Thank Chris M
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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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Reviewed 6 August 2014

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.

Thank SophieT09
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