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Ness Botanic Gardens

Ness CH64 4AY, England
+44 845 030 4063
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Poor Cafe

Visited 19th April. Trees in flower were superb. Magnolias particularly and the southerly dell area... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
kento
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Terrible cafe, small garden, uninteresting landscape

I was struggling to entertain my daughter (5 years old) during Spring holiday and we decided to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RisingZen
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England
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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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited 19th April. Trees in flower were superb. Magnolias particularly and the southerly dell area was wonderful. Much evidence of an extensive programme of path upkeep. But the cafe was a big let down. We had a miserably small Welsh Rarebit and an open sandwich...More

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NessBotanicGardens, Manager at Ness Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed the gardens. It's a beautiufl time of year to come! We apologies for your disappointing experience in the cafe. I have passed this onto the catering manager. If you would...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was struggling to entertain my daughter (5 years old) during Spring holiday and we decided to give this place ago. Drive up to Ness Garden is relatively easy with picturesque village on the way. Parking was small though it was ok on a quiet...More

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NessBotanicGardens, Manager at Ness Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you had a good experience with our volunteers on the desk. Many have been volunteers for years and are a fountain of knowledge of Ness Gardens, so as you can imagine, are...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this morning with wife and had a good walk round. Lots of Daffodils/Narcissi, and some Camellias, but not too much else at this time of year. Looks like plenty of work being done to make improvements. Garden centre 'shop' had plenty of stock, its...More

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NessBotanicGardens, Manager at Ness Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your time here. The gardens are looking beautiful at the moment so if you are able to, do come and see our Magnolia trees, they are looking spectacular!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been a family member of the Gardens for over two years but have been a regular visitor for well over 40 years. The gardens and the centre offer something for everyone. It’s a lovely place to take children of all ages and to...More

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NessBotanicGardens, Manager at Ness Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review! The gardens are looking beautiful at the moment so we hope to see you again soon.

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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

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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.

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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
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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.

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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.

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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!

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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
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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.

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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
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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!

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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.

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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.

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dona salina b
12 March 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.
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CBLT83
14 February 2018|
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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
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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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