These internationally renowned botanic gardens were founded in 1898 by Arthur Kilpin Bulley, a Liverpool cotton merchant with a passion for plants. In 1948, 6 years after his death, his daughter gave the gardens to the University of Liverpool on condition they be kept as botanic gardens open to the public.
Covering 64 acres on the Wirral Peninsula and overlooking the Dee Estuary, the gardens are now home to over 15,000 clearly labelled plants. Many of these were collected on expeditions to the Far East sponsored by Bulley.
A £2m visitor centre opened in 2006 and houses a café, shop, and exhibition space.
For details of opening times, admission prices and events taking place at Ness Botanic Gardens visit the official website.