St James Gardens

These sunken, secluded cemetery gardens are a little oasis of peace alongside Liverpool's magnificent Anglican Cathedral. Grade I listed by English Heritage, the garden is an ideal place to relax and take in the beauty of the historical architecture which surrounds it.

The park was formerly a cemetery, and a stone path lined with recycled grave stones descends through a short tunnel on entrance to the garden, between the Oratory and the main entrance of the cathedral.

Other features include:

  • Stone arch between the Garden Lodge and the steps up to the Mount.
  • Huskisson memorial.
  • A natural spring.
  • A system of broad ramps lined with catacombs.

Opening hours

Open all year round, 24 hours a day.

The main entrance to the garden is off Upper Duke Street. You can also access the gardens from the south entrance near Upper Parliament Street.

Park events

Find out about all park events from the main Google calendar