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Ness Botanic Gardens

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Autumnal colour at its best

A Halloween walk around the rock Gardens and grounds were just stunning. Beautiful colours and well... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2018
Helen T
Thirsk, United Kingdom
via mobile
Lovely gardens

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

Reviewed October 26, 2018
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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“dee estuary”(23 reviews)
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...more
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Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

A Halloween walk around the rock Gardens and grounds were just stunning. Beautiful colours and well maintained beds, twisty twindy paths amongst an array of excellent plants. Views over the Dee estuary were stunning with the sun shining through in the distance. Recommended to all...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 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
Reviewed October 10, 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...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Wendy W
Reviewed October 9, 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
Reviewed October 5, 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...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cabarnes2016
Reviewed October 3, 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
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

We visited last week and it was a glorious autumnal day. We went as a couple but there is definitely lots to do for younger children with play areas all over the place. There are lots of benches and deck chairs so there are lots...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jo A
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We had the place largely to ourselves, it's peaceful, colourful, a surprise round every corner, the cafe is excellent, nothing but a dleightful place.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Janet W
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful place, well thought out and planted, a plant and nature lovers delight, maintained to perfection. Pity was the facilities for those with mobility issues were not as expected, no scooters!! Though brochure advertised them!! Very poor, very disappointing for 5 of our group...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Sandra R
Reviewed August 28, 2018

We have visited The Wirral several times and never heard of this garden. I am so glad we found it on our latest visit. The site is over 60 acres and has something for everyone. There is a shop and café for refreshments and they...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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NessBotanicGardens, Manager at Ness Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit to Ness Gardens. With the lovely weather we have had this summer, the deck chairs have been perfect for people to enjoy! We are so glad you enjoyed your time here and...More

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July 6, 2018|
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Response from cefaiangela | Reviewed this property |
There is a wheelchair route which is marked on the map that you can ask for on entry. You won’t be able to go everywhere as some of the gardens are steep. The car park the visitor centre and the cafe are all very accessable... More
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March 11, 2018|
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Response from Ly2ns74 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, best advice would be to go on their website, find the contact us, email or ring them & ask, at worst they could say no.
February 14, 2018|
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Response from neil548 | Reviewed this property |
I recently answered the question "...are there any outside covered picnic areas ?". I have recently visited the gardens and can report with confidence there are two albeit relatively small covered with open sides. One is... More