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Ness Botanic Gardens

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Address: Ness CH64 4AY, England
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The superb gardens at Ness on the Wirral Peninsular, overlooking the Dee...

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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First family visit

We went today with friends, even though it's Winter and I can imagine it's a lot prettier in the other seasons there was still plenty to see. The kids loved being in the woods and... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went today with friends, even though it's Winter and I can imagine it's a lot prettier in the other seasons there was still plenty to see. The kids loved being in the woods and running up and down the hills, nice paved walks for the pram as well. Small play area and plenty of benches and picnic space. Looking... More 

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NessBotanicGardens, Guest Relations Manager at Ness Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. The Gardens are looking lovely at the moment, the Snowdrops are magnificent. I do hope that you will return in the Spring, Summer and Autumn to enjoy the Gardens in all of their glory. Thank you. More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ness gardens is a beautiful place to visit. It has a variety of gardens to visit and for someone not really into gardening,even I could appreciate gardens and plants looking absolutely lovely. Kids enjoyed their time, wasn't much for them to do though as the activities had been cancelled. Nice cafe to. I would definitely return.

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NessBotanicGardens, Guest Relations Manager at Ness Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for lovely review of Ness Botanic Gardens. The gardens are looking fabulous at the moment, we are just waiting for the final Snowdrops to make their appearance. I am extremely sorry about the children's area, our tractors and equipment are currently being spruced up ready for the Spring. I do hope that you will return soon... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Despite it being January there's still plenty to see. Well laid out gardens with lovely views. Coffee shop is good to warm up.

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NessBotanicGardens, Guest Relations Manager at Ness Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of Ness Botanic Gardens. The Gardens are looking beautiful and the views quite simply stunning. We hope to welcome you back soon. More 

Cheshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Took the kids on to visit Ness again, (they wanted to go to the Blue Planet Aquarium). However they were won round by the Reindeer trail that was amusing and challenging enough for somewhat older children. We loved seeing the container garden which gave us ideas for our own garden. Otherwise there was still plenty to see in terms of... More 

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NessBotanicGardens, Guest Relations Manager at Ness Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your fabulous review. We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and that you will visit us again in the New year. More 

Sale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

well designed gardens and visitor attraction, suitable for all to access. Comes across as a well ran facility, encourages stroll , picnic and the opportunity to extend your prior gained knowledge. Suitable for all ages to explore, with modern cafe/restaurant to taste the culinary delights of dishes made from produce from their garden

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NessBotanicGardens, Guest Relations Manager at Ness Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, we do hope that we will be welcoming you back soon. More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Strolled through some lovely colour changes in the winter sun, see pic, peaceful and great views across to Wales, very relaxing.

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NessBotanicGardens, Guest Relations Manager at Ness Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. The gardens are looking wonderful at the moment and the views we agree are pretty spectacular! More 

Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

What a stunning garden and shop with the most hospitable staff I have come across , nothing to much trouble and a vast understanding of the gar.den its plants and vegetables. Valueable lessons learnt for my own garden and will be back by ourselves next year.

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NessBotanicGardens, Guest Relations Manager at Ness Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, we look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Ness Gardens is a gem, a true gem. Not only is it inexpensive but it is full of lovely nooks and crannies, beautiful flowers and examples of gardening and gardens that are a delight. Lots of sustainable factors too and no need for kids to be bored. Nice cafe and friendly staff, always worth a visit.

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NessBotanicGardens, Guest Relations Manager at Ness Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your fabulous review. We too believe that Ness is a "true gem" and are extremely proud of the Gardens. We do hope to welcome you back soon. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Visited during autumn and still lots to see. This is a botanic garden and so is a collection of plants rather than a garden as such, but well worth a visit for its views as well as its plants. The restaurant looks worth a visit for an interesting lunch menu but we only had drinks mid morning. Our visit was... More 

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NessBotanicGardens, Guest Relations Manager at Ness Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review of Ness Botanic Gardens. The gardens are stunning at the moment with lots of autumn colour and falling leaves. It would be lovely to welcome you back soon, perhaps during the winter or the spring when we have the most magnificent Snowdrop display. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Wonderful colours throughout the gardens when I visited yesterday. I had a peaceful, relaxing couple of hours. There are plenty of benches where you can take in the view across to north Wales. It's a long time since I was last here, and it seems there's a lot more provision for people with restricted mobility, which is quite an achievement... More 

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NessBotanicGardens, Guest Relations Manager at Ness Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. The gardens are beautiful at the moment and the colours have been quite spectacular this autumn. The views over to North Wales are exceptional and we are all waiting for the first snow fall on the hill tops. I do hope that we will be fortunate enough to welcome you back soon. More 

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