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St John's Gardens

This memorial garden is part of the William Brown Street conservation area in the city centre, and lies adjacent to the magnificent St George’s Hall.

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Facilities and attractions

It’s a beautiful place to relax or have a picnic, and escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre. The gardens also have an active park friends group.

Formerly a church and cemetery, the terraced sculpture gardens display listed monuments from the late Victorian and Edwardian era. They include:

  • Alexander Balfour monument, a merchant shipowner.
  • Regimental monument, memorial to the King’s Liverpool Regiment.
  • William Gladstone monument, who was Prime Minister and born in Rodney Street.
  • James Nugent monument, a founder of schools and orphanages.
  • Thomas Lester, founder of Kirkdale Industrial School for children of the working classes and of Stanley Hospital.
  • Arthur Forwood, merchant and shipowner, Liverpool’s mayor and conservative MP.
  • William Rathbone, founder of the district nursing movement and the University of Liverpool.

Opening hours

Main park
Open all year round, 24 hours a day.

How to get there

Foot and road
There are pedestrian entrances at William Brown Street and St John's Lane in the city centre.
The nearest train station is Liverpool Lime Street (0.2 miles).

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