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“Still the best park in Sefton”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens
Ranked #4 of 34 things to do in Southport
Certificate of Excellence
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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Still the best park in Sefton”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2012

Dispite local government cuts taking a toll this is STILL the very best park in Sefton, not just Southport and local people can be proud of it. Its wrongly called Botanical Gardens on here, its actually Botanic Gardens.

Summer is the best time to visit. It has two cafes, shop, nursery shop selling low cost quality flowers and the fernery. Few reviews mention the fernery, it is a grade 2 listed building housing one of the finest and rarest collection of ferns in the UK, The telegraph recently called it the best fernery in England and no wonder. The parkland is pleasent to view and bands perform in the summer, it also has crazy golf and two, yes two childrens playgrounds. An aviary on site displays 60 plus bird species.

Visited December 2012
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liverpool
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“botanical garden”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

very good to visit and for the children to play unfortunately the weather was not good . the garden is very big with little animals to be seen and a nice little cafe

Visited November 2012
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Arusha, Tanzania
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“Must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

Everytime we go to Southport we must go to the gardens, getting there is easy, town bus. The sun was shining, but unfortunately the museum was closed. We will try to visit again next year

Visited September 2012
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Southport
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Sign of the times.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

Used to be a beautifully presented and maintained public facility but has suffered drastically from Council spending cuts. The historic museum has closed and the fabulous floral displays have all but disappeared. Great shame.

Visited October 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“A shame . . .”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

Visited in early November - aviaries quite an attraction, esp. for children. Grounds are nicely kept. Nice shop and cafe. But . . the museum, which looks very interestin has been closed for some time. O.k. to visit in nicer weather.

Visited November 2012
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