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3 Gardens In Merseyside To Visit For Inspiration

Doing extensive planning and research is an absolute must before you embark on any kind of landscaping or garden design project… but the good news is that this doesn’t have to be arduous and boring! In fact, you may well find that you have a huge amount of fun finding out what you like and what you don’t.

One of the best ways to go about sourcing ideas and inspiration is to visit gardens in your local area so you can see what materials are used, how to layout the various aspects of the space and what plants, trees and shrubs to include.

To help get you started, here are just some of the most beautiful local gardens in Merseyside to visit, gardens that are sure to prove excellent food for thought for your own design ideas. Enjoy!


Sefton Park

If it’s an incredible day out you’re after, then Sefton Park is an absolute must-visit. There are 200 acres to explore so you’ll be kept very busy indeed, although you may want to wait until next year as spring is arguably the best time to go, since you’ll get to see all the amazing daffodils that pop up around the lake. 

However, if it’s hard landscaping tips you’re after, then a visit at any time of year will do the trick and you’re sure to find the distinctive curved paths and driveways of interest. Also make sure you head into the Palm House for ideas on tropical planting for conservatories, greenhouses and so on.


Speke Hall and Gardens

Just five minutes outside Liverpool city centre you’ll find Speke Hall, one of the finest examples of Tudor architecture to be found in the whole of England!

Here, you’ll find a delightful stream garden, a rose garden, summer borders, bluebell woods and a whole lot more… and there’s even a hedge maze that could be inspiring, if you have enough space at home!


Croxteth Hall Walled Garden

If your plan is to grow your own, you’ve got to check out the Victorian walled garden at Croxteth Hall. This space shows what can be achieved with planting – and you’re sure to love all the historic features, which include a mushroom growing house and heated flue walls.