Sunday, October 01, 2006

Ness Botanic Gardens

I'm whiling away time until we go down to the allotment for the start of the herculean task of clearing. So, I thought I'd talk about Ness Botanic Gardens.

Ness Gardens are based on the Wirral Peninsula in North West England. The gardens now belong to the University of Liverpool, but were originally privately owned. Although not huge, there is certainly enough there to keep a keep plantophile interested for a few hours.

It's a good place to visit all year round, with hellebores and a snowdrop collection in the early part of the year, and the late colour herbaceous border at the moment is looking fantastic. We are 'friends of Ness' and go regularly - encouraged by the delicious home-made cakes (the coffee and walnut cake is fantastic!)

It has several glasshouses - one harbours a nice collection of carnivorous plants, another has desert plants.

(Pitcher Plant from Ness Gardens)

See the side bar on the right for a link to their website.

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