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Wavertree Botanic Gardens

This lovely 19th century public park has a walled botanic garden and a Grade II listed curator’s lodge.

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Facilities and attractions

Visitors can get a feel of the garden that once played a central role in the recreational and cultural life of Liverpool, before the destruction of the great glasshouses during the second World War. Attractions include:

  • Walled garden.
  • Site of the great glasshouses and ancillary buildings.
  • Site of the ornamental fountain.
  • Curator’s lodge.
  • Current site of the Tam O’Shanter and Souter Johnny statues.
  • Ornamental carpet bedding.
  • Site of the fishpond.
  • Site of the summerhouse.
  • Site of the aviary.
  • Active park friends group.
  • Children's play area (swings, multi-play, junior multi-play, roundabout, spring mobile).

Opening hours

Main park
The park is open all year round.

How to get there

Foot and road
You can access the park from Botanic Road off Edge Lane Drive. There is a small car park on site.
The nearest train station is Edge Hill (0.3 miles).

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