National Wildflower Centre

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Come and see simple combinations of wildflowers that can easily be replicated in your garden. A variety of growing habitats are shown, including a waste area, that demonstrate the range of places and surfaces where wildflowers will thrive. Let this part of the centre encourage you and act as your inspiration to have a go in your own garden. There is also a wildlife pond, filled with rainwater from the roof, that contains wildlife such as dragonflies and newts.

Working Nursery
The former walled garden of the Gladstone estate is now a place where you can see some of the work involved in harvesting and cleaning wildflower seed grown locally from over 100 acres of fields around Merseyside. This area is also where about 60 different species of plants are grown and prepared for sale in the Centre's shop and via mail order.

There is also a wooden compost barn, built using shaker construction methods, that contains a range of advice and information about composting and a working wormery.

Venue Type:

Garden, parklands or rural site, Environmental or ecological centre, Heritage site

Opening hours

The National Wildflower Centre is open to the general public between April 1st and September 30th every year. We are open seven days a week between 10am and 5pm (last entry 4pm).

Admission charges

Adults - £3.00
Children/Concessions - £1.50
Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children) - £7.50
Season tickets available

Additional info

Access: The National Wildflower Centre is fully accessible for people with disabilities and we have a wheelchair and electric buggy for visitors to borrow, if they wish.

Please note: Unfortunately we do not allow dogs on the National Wildflower Centre site. Guide dogs only. Dogs are allowed in Court Hey Park that surrounds the centre.

Collection details

Natural Sciences

National Wildflower Centre
Court Hey Park
L16 3NA



General enquiries

Ticky Lowe, Learning Activities Officer


0151 737 1819


0151 737 1820

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.