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“Lovely gardens”

Ness Botanic Gardens
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Ness
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The superb gardens at Ness on the Wirral Peninsular, overlooking the Dee Estuary were founded in 1898 by Arthur Kilpin Bulley; a Liverpool cotton merchant with a passion for gardens and plant collecting. Today the stunning 64 acre gardens have won a succession of awards including Large Attraction of the Year for Cheshire and Liverpool City Region and coveted RHS Gold Medal display garden at the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park. The Horsfall Rushby Visitor Centre provides a warm welcome to this Cheshire Garden of Distinction. Ness Botanische – display garden by TV presenter and garden designer Chris Beardshaw and Making Waves garden by award winning designer Pippa Probert. Our newly launched restaurant The Garden Kitchen serves quality locally sourced food along with the Garden Grub kiosk in the garden. An extensive events programme runs throughout the year.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Trees are awesome take a walk around the lesser walked areas the trees and pastures are so peaceful and lovely

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bethechange2016
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"plants and trees"
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"north wales"
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"herbaceous borders"
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"every corner"
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"plant shop"
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"sunny day"
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"for sale"
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"plenty of seats"
in 5 reviews
"annual membership"
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"welsh hills"
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"cake"
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"formal gardens"
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"garden centre"
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"children's play area"
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"tea room"
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

Good value for money. Easy to find: well signposted. Masses of space to walk, interesting garden and great views. Weather was wonderful: summer weather in October. That always helps. As others have reported, there was a lot of weed in some flower beds, but it did not really spoil our enjoyment. Many plants and trees were well labelled; I wish that National Trust gardens had as many labels, but NT gardens are not as weedy as Ness was :-). Of course, it is end of season and weeds become more obvious when beds are being cleared. Freshly picked produce for sale with an honesty box. Sat on the terrace outside the cafe for tea. Friendly, efficient service. Not a lot for sale in the plant shop.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Wendy W
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

a great place in any season, good paths around the well planted borders. it is bigger than you think. Good cafe too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DMW2013_81
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

The gardens are exceptional,but don't let the CAFE let it down.We went to the cafe after visiting the gardens which were wonderful.
The staff especially one particular waitress was obnoxious I was stunned at her attitude.
I accidently knocked a jug of cream over which went over my husbands wallet on the table. I ran towards the waitress for help and she threw a crumpled up blue roll at me,and then watched from affar whilst we struggled to clear it up.The cafe was empty at this time,but no attempt was made from 5 people in the kitchen who were stood around laughing and joking probable at us to help us.I did speak to a manager of the Cafe later who did apologise but had no control over her staff.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cabarnes2016
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

A lovely place to view the Dee estuary, take a serious stoll, admire the plants or play with the grand children.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Christine S
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