Wavertree Botanic Gardens

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

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 World War 2. Attractions include:

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


Opening hours

Main park open all hours. 

Walled Garden hours may vary.

Access to the park is via Botanic Road off Edge Lane with a small car park on site.


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Park events

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