Monday, 24 August 2015

Days Out: Ness Botanic Gardens, Liverpool

Ness Botanic Gardens, is part of The University of Liverpool and lies in South Wirral. 
We spent Sunday morning walking through the 64 acres of quite informal and natural gardens. It was the epitome of weekend relaxation and felt like we were taking a four hour stroll in the most beautiful of parks.


Wildflowers are resplendent at this time of year.


I love the contrast of cornflower blue with bright yellow. A striking combination, opposites on the colour wheel.



Ness Gardens is quite hilly which affords views over other areas. In fact on a clearer day, there are far reaching views towards North Wales.







There were deckchairs throughout and we saw guests picnicking, reading or just enjoying the tranquility.
I'd quite like to escape for a few hours with a book, a flask of tea and a piece of Victoria Sponge.


There were so many butterflies flitting around. The insect bites on my legs are testament to my dedication (craziness) in trying to capture a photo...


... but I'd say it was worth it.



We ate our picnic on a bench in an elevated position in the sunshine.
Lunch with a view that would be hard to beat.





This wood-lined path made me think of an enchanted wood...


...and there was even a fairy swinging from a branch.



And it's beginning to look a bit like autumn, perhaps my favourite season.











The vegetable garden was perhaps the most formal area of the gardens.
The whole of Ness is very relaxed and natural.
Simple in its beauty.




And, as is our way, we ended up in the cafe. 
Rhubarb crumble and custard for Adam and lemon and ginger cake for me.



Love Liz x

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