Located in picturesque Churchtown, Botanic Gardens are nationally renowned for its floral displays and regular programme of events.
Botanic Gardens has achieved a coveted Green Flag award for its excellence as a park. The park is open 7 days a week, every day of the year.
As well as enjoying the hosts of flowers, lake and arboretum, there is a wealth of facilities on site. These include:
Café, family-run, with a range of fresh home-made food
Nursery shop, selling surplus park plants
Gardeners and nursery staff are on hand in the shop for any floral questions.
Entrance is free
Dogs welcome on leads
Car park situated off Verulam Road/Balmoral Drive in Churchtown
To be involved in the success of the park you can join the Botanic Gardens Community Association.
Botanic Gardens National Lottery Heritage Fund
In 2022/ 2023, our Green Sefton service, working in partnership with the Botanic Gardens Community Association and others, ran a public consultation as part of ongoing works to develop the future of Botanic Gardens.
Green Sefton, with the support of Geonomics Ltd, funded by a National Lottery Heritage Fund pre-development grant, asked residents, regular park users, visitors, local school children, and the dedicated volunteer groups to steer the longer-term vision for the park.
Over 1,100 responses were collected as part of the consultation, which closed in June this year.
The public consultation gathered views on ideas to improve the park, and will guide how the Council will develop new attractions that would bring more visitors to the park, stimulating the local economy and creating new jobs.
The Council took the decision to explore the development of external funding bids for significant improvement works at Botanic Gardens. The consultation findings will help ensure that bid includes local people’s views and the results with be reported formally to Cabinet Member later in 2023 with a view to then seeking match funding for future bids in 2024 and beyond.
If successful, any funding could support the restoration of many of the park’s Victorian buildings, refurbish the wider park infrastructure and help the Council to fulfil improvement works, including development of new attractions.
Pre Bid Development Project Update
The Council have asked a specialist to look at the outsides of the buildings and other built items in the park to determine what is required to repair and restore these.
New information boards that explain the history of the park, such as, the elephant stones, the Fernery and the King Edward V playing field, are to be installed soon.
A programme of works is being developed for the improvements to the park, for which funding will be sought to allow Green Sefton to carry out the works.