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. 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 including:

  • 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

Open all year round, 24 hours a day.

Pedestrian entrances on William Brown Street and St John's Lane in the city centre.


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    Friends Group

    Parks Friends Groups actively contribute to the upkeep of parks and activities. Please get in touch if you want to know more about this group.

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Park events

Find out about all park events from the main Google calendar