Liverpool Festival Gardens

Riverside Drive
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 4ED
Landscaped gardens with green grass, trees and a pond.

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Liverpool is a place with a whole lot of history, and its Festival Gardens are no exception.

A former household 'tip' located ajacent to the Mersey was transformed into the UK's first ever garden festival in 1984. The International Garden Festival was a concept deisgned to regenerate Liverpool and drive tourism following the huge industrial decline and Toxteth riots.

During a five month pageant, the Festival Gardens attracted some 3.4M visitors, with its huge mix of ornamental gardens from all over the world and the grand centrpiece, Festival Hall.

When the festival was over, a large part of the gardens were redeveloped to form residential housing. The remaining gardens were left derelict and fell into disrepair in 1997. 

Redevelopment work took place in 2010 which means that the garden has once again been transformed into a beautiful space. The gardens are ideal for a picnic, bike ride or a relaxing walk through the woodland trails. 

Look out in the gardens for two restored pagodas, the restored Moon Wall, new lakes, waterways and waterfalls and a new pedestrianised area linking to the promenade. 

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3.5 of 5 stars
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      22
    • Very Good
      35
    • Average
      18
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    Recent Reviews:

    • benfZ8131HY
      Trip type:
      Couples
      Stunning
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 5th May 2019
      Beautiful any time of the year. Lovely Japanese inspired gardens hidden away from the rest of Otterspool promenade. Read full review
    • cnewton11
      Liverpool, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Family
      Forgotten gardens.
      1 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 14th July 2019
      I had been a few times in the past years and really wanted to show my young family these amazing gardens but I was shocked when we arrived and seen them. The bins had not been emptied so rubbish was... Read full review
    • leahcN7185EO
      Trip type:
      Family
      A lovely walk but in need of some TLC
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 31st August 2020
      My self and my family had a lovely day out walking around. My boys enjoyed exploring all the woodland areas. We did have to cut are visit short as they was not toilet facility's. Would say it's very... Read full review

    Opening Times

    2021 (1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021)

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