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“Gorgeous walk”
Review of Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens
Ranked #5 of 34 things to do in Southport
Certificate of Excellence
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Gorgeous walk”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

Since we have moved literally down the road from here I find myself walking here regularly. What makes it so special is the amount on offer here. I particularly like the bird and small pets section. Oh try and visit the inside building with the tropical plants.

Visited November 2012
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Use it before you lose it!”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

The Botanic (not Botanical) Gardens is an absolute gem, and is still just about managing despite Sefton Council's attempts to butcher it, thanks largely to a volunteer group who have been sorting out the water flow from/to the lake, and repairing benches. It would be great if boats could re-appear on the lake in the summer, but it will need to be organised privately because there's no chance of any local authority input

The cafe is open all year round now, so the gardens are great to have a walk round at any time of year.

Get yourselves down there and soak up some history!

Visited December 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“2 hours free bucollic escape”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

What a treasure - a local authority park essentially with loads of
extras to enjoy for adults and children. Lake, flower displays, hot house, aviary, victorian landscaped park and a quaint cafe/tea room. Free Parking nearby and adjacent to bus routes.

!0 mins travel by car from centre of Southport

Visited December 2012
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Merseyside
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

Love a walk here - in the summer nice range of ice-creams and in the winter a cosy conservatory for a hot drink. Food isn't at all bad and all in all would recommend a visit.

Visited December 2012
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Runcorn, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
201 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Still the best park in Sefton”
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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