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Ness Botanic Gardens

Ness CH64 4AY, England
+44 845 030 4063
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Bulley’s Birthday

We’ve been before, during the summer months, when all the flowers are out & the trees are green... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
Ly2ns74
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Crewe, United Kingdom
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A hidden gem

Founded in 1898 by Arthur Bulley, today was his birthday and entrance to the gardens was free, it's... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
Maria M
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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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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.
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  • Average9%
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We’ve been before, during the summer months, when all the flowers are out & the trees are green & the sun was shining, today, not so much in the way of flowers, or green trees, although the winter flowering plants & trees are making an...More

Thank Ly2ns74
NessBotanicGardens, Guest Relations Manager at Ness Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Thank you for your lovely review! There was a great turn out for Bulley's birthday and we were lucky with the weather! Glad you enjoyed your day and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Founded in 1898 by Arthur Bulley, today was his birthday and entrance to the gardens was free, it's under £5 normally and worth every penny. Snowdrops were just starting to appear and other plants were starting to bud. Could have been a spring day. Lots...More

Thank Maria M
NessBotanicGardens, Guest Relations Manager at Ness Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Thank you for kind review! We agree, the garden is looking beautiful at the moment! Hope to see you in the Spring.

Reviewed 21 December 2017

I had a wonderful time at this garden, despite the fact it was mid December. A very peaceful place with exhibits from all over the world.

Thank 589Richard
NessBotanicGardens, Guest Relations Manager at Ness Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to see you in the spring when it gets a bit warmer!

Reviewed 27 November 2017

The lady on reception was so enthusiastic and it was indeed well founded. We decided to take advantage first of the delightful cakes and coffee on offer at the cafe mmmmm! Reasonably price also at £10 . Then to walk off the indulgence . A...More

Thank Danny P
NessBotanicGardens, Guest Relations Manager at Ness Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

We are so pleased you had such a wonderful time! Please do come back to see how equally beautiful the gardens are in the different seasons.

Reviewed 14 November 2017

Went in early october with a 2-4-1 voucher expensive without one though and children might be easy bored after a short while here. The season was drawing to a close with only many vegetables at their best few visiters due to it being the end...More

Thank Peter e
NessBotanicGardens, Guest Relations Manager at Ness Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon as the gardens are looking beautiful at the moment, especially with the snowdrops just starting to appear!

Reviewed 16 October 2017

Fantastic visit to these wonderful gardens. Plenty to do and see. Walks in countryside or laid out gardens. Lovely restaurant with good efficient service and much better price and selection of food than equivalent National Trust establishments. Will definitely visit again in the spring.

Thank ejfraser
NessBotanicGardens, Guest Relations Manager at Ness Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back in the Spring although, Winter is quite spectacular too.

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Visited the gardens today. They are very beautiful with all the shades of autumn. We had coffee and lunch in the cafe. The food was fine but the service left a lot to be desired. The staff seemed very unaware of the customers. One waitress...More

Thank Joan396
NessBotanicGardens, Guest Relations Manager at Ness Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Ness Botanic Gardens, Autumn is most definitely prevalent and the colours are beautiful. We do hope to welcome you back during the other seasons.

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Fantastic meals always. Check out the Chef Specials. Salads are so tasty. Yesterday they were also doing gorgeous bacon baps. The staff are welcoming , efficient and work hard to make everyone feel comfortable and enjoy helping to advise on any dietary requirements. Food and...More

Thank Rachel C
NessBotanicGardens, Guest Relations Manager at Ness Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review!

Reviewed 27 September 2017

Came here to celebrate my friends wedding.everything from start to finish was amazing. The outside reception was lovely,it was a sunny day aswel which made it even better. The food was stunning and the room was decorated beautifuly . would highly recommend this place.

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NessBotanicGardens, Guest Relations Manager at Ness Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you for your lovely review and your recommendations we do hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 24 September 2017

We came here on the recommendation of a friend as part of our tour of the Wirral. Parking was easy and plentiful and the gentleman at reception was welcoming, friendly and enthusiastic. We had a map of the gardens and followed a path around the...More

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NessBotanicGardens, Guest Relations Manager at Ness Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you for your lovely review, we do hope that you will return to the Wirral and Ness Botanic Gardens soon.

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CBLT83
14 February 2018|
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Response from neil548 | Reviewed this property |
To my recollection there is a cafe on site but no indoor picnic areas unless they have built any in the last 12 months. The gardens are well worth a visit and it is therefore worth a phone call to them to enquire of outside... More
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ReviewerNick
2 April 2017|
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Response from NessBotanicGardens | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for you question. Could you please advise which leaflet you have as the majority of our information has photographs and I will be happy to find the information for you. Thank you
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15MargieAnn
30 August 2015|
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Response from Helen W | Reviewed this property |
As I am not a member of staff at Ness I would struggle to answer this question. Try contacting them online. My own suggestion based on a Rowan I have in my garden would be September.
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