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Ness Botanic Gardens

Ness CH64 4AY, England
+44 845 030 4063
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Perfect wedding day!

We had the privilege of getting married here in July 2017. The ground were absolutely stunning and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Clare R
via mobile
Wonderful place to visit

My wife and I took a day trip to Ness gardens to have a walk around. On entry there is a small... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
John O
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Crosby, United Kingdom
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The superb gardens at Ness on the Wirral Peninsular, overlooking the Dee Estuary were founded in 1898 by Arthur Kilpin Bulley; a Liverpool cotton merchant with a passion for gardens and plant collecting. Today the stunning 64 acre gardens have won a succession of awards including Large Attraction of the Year for Cheshire and Liverpool City Region and coveted RHS Gold Medal display garden at the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park. The Horsfall Rushby Visitor Centre provides a warm welcome to this Cheshire Garden of Distinction. Ness Botanische – display garden by TV presenter and garden designer Chris Beardshaw and Making Waves garden by award winning designer Pippa Probert. Our newly launched restaurant The Garden Kitchen serves quality locally sourced food along with the Garden Grub kiosk in the garden. An extensive events programme runs throughout the year.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“rock garden” (17 reviews)
“dee estuary” (17 reviews)
“rare plants” (4 reviews)
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Ness CH64 4AY, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had the privilege of getting married here in July 2017. The ground were absolutely stunning and my guests are still raving about what a fantastic place this is. The ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception all went off without a glitch - very well...More

Thank Clare R
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I took a day trip to Ness gardens to have a walk around. On entry there is a small shop, but an excellent cafe which does great sandwiches and hot meals. Staff are very attentive and really friendly. We both enjoyed sitting...More

Thank John O
Reviewed 5 days ago

As most people with an interest in gardens know, plants are very seasonal and a vast garden like Ness cannot possibly have a world class display in every corner in every month. Ness is a fabulous garden with fantastic views across the floodplain of the...More

Thank Steve_W_Darwen
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Ness Gardens again on a sweltering afternoon on a recent trip to the Wirral. I did this mainly to get out of the hot sunshine as there are plenty of trees to give shelter and benches dotted around all over the place so...More

Thank George L
NessBotanicGardens, Guest Relations Manager at Ness Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your fabulous review. We are currently in the process of updating all of our tree and plant labels and I am sure you would agree that it is quite a mammoth task and most definitely on-going. We too spend a lot of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't understand why this stunning place has mixed reviews. I really don't know what people expect. I visited for the first time last week on a gloriously sunny day. I knew of it by reputation but had never actually visited. What a gem and such...More

Thank 320Lynne
NessBotanicGardens, Guest Relations Manager at Ness Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We too feel that Ness Botanic Gardens is a "gorgeous place". Thank you

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a great visit to the actual gardens at Ness which are lovely and really interesting. However after our visit we decided to have a drink in the cafe. Unfortunately the staff there obviously had other ideas and after waiting for over 10 minutes...More

Thank Alison S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a very good way to while away a couple of hours ... on a decent day. There's a lovely kids play area with tractors and diggers and swings and rope walks etc. And there are plenty of benches and seats affording relaxation and some...More

Thank John B
NessBotanicGardens, Guest Relations Manager at Ness Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit. We do hope that you will return again in the future, the Gardens are particularly stunning throughout the year and each season brings so much more. Thank you

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went during a sunny day mid-week and were just in awe of our surroundings! There are so many sitting spots to relax and just sponge it all in. The gardens are simply timeless and you could really be anywhere in the world! Looking forward...More

Thank MRANDMRSSMITH05
NessBotanicGardens, Guest Relations Manager at Ness Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We too are in awe of the Gardens and like nothing more than eating our less elaborate lunch sitting in a deckchair watching the world go by. We hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the Wirral estuary, sits Ness Gardens. Acres of landscaped gardens to wander, pause and reflect in. We went in June and it was not too busy but with such a big space, I expect it never looks crowded? Do visit the Victorian kitchen garden...More

Thank Christine335
NessBotanicGardens, Guest Relations Manager at Ness Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. The Gardens are indeed a wonderful place to pause, reflect and most definitely enjoy a piece of cake. We hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a let down. We gave been several times in the past and the gardens were lovely. Now they appear tired and dated. Little thought given to planting regimes. Rock garden was a pale shadow of its former self. Formal gardens were dull and uninspiring....More

Thank Frank Y
NessBotanicGardens, Guest Relations Manager at Ness Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Ness Botanic Gardens. We are saddened to hear that you were disappointed when you visited us recently. We feel that the gardens are looking absolutely magnificent at the moment especially the Rock Garden, Herbaceous Border...More

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ReviewerNick
3 April 2017|
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Response from NessBotanicGardens | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for you question. Could you please advise which leaflet you have as the majority of our information has photographs and I will be happy to find the information for you. Thank you
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15MargieAnn
31 August 2015|
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Response from Helen W | Reviewed this property |
As I am not a member of staff at Ness I would struggle to answer this question. Try contacting them online. My own suggestion based on a Rowan I have in my garden would be September.
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