Sefton Park Palm House

Sefton Park
Liverpool
Merseyside
L17 1AP

Tel: +44 (0)151 726 2415

Sefton Park Palm House seen through the wild flower garden

About

The Palm House is now open 10am - 5pm following the lockdown period. Masks are required and visitors must pre-book a slot to visit here. 

The Sefton Park Palm House is a Grade ll* listed building, the jewel of Sefton Park and an iconic Victorian Glasshouse.

The botanical collection has over 200 plants, some of which are extremely rare and one that is extinct in the wild. They are representative of 5 continents. The Palm House is a charity and popular visitor attraction. We offer free entertainment and a diverse range of community events. The Palm House is also available for venue hire.

Henry Yates Thompson was the eldest son of an important banking family from Liverpool and the great nephew of the founder of Princes Park. In 1896 he gifted £10,000 to the city to fund the construction of the Palm House. During the Blitz of May 1941 the Palm House was badly damaged. It was later rescued by the “Save the Palm House” campaign in 1992. We have now been open since 1993 and the Palm House has only flourished since, so come along and check out one of our browser books to learn more about collection or the history. Have a chat with one of our wonderful welcome hosts or volunteers who are on hand to answer any questions you might have.

We now also have a Café which you can visit to get a nice warm drink if you are out on a walk or have come specially.

The building is open to the public daily with varying hours from Spring through to Winter, Please check our website for opening times & event exceptions.

Facilities

Other

  • Car Parking
  • Disabled Access
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Large Parties
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Schools Accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Exit the M62 at jct 4, turn left onto Queens Drive. Follow Queens Drive (A5058) across the major jct with Menlove Ave & Allerton Rd to merge into Mossley Hill. After going under a railway tunnel, at next traffic lights turn right into North Mossley Hill Rd. Turn at next left into Greenbank Lane. At end turn left when you will see the Palm House ahead across the park. Park on perimeter of the park. The Palm House is just a short walk.

Public Transport Directions

St Michaels Train Station is 1 mile from the Park. By Bus: 75 from Lime Street to Ullet Rd (bordering the park)every 10 mins, 80 from Lime St to Ullet Rd every 15 mins, 80A Lime Street to Ullet Road every 15 mins.Sefton Park Palm House is just off Cycle Route 56 (which runs from the city centre through the park). Bike racks available on site.

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Tripadvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      83
    • Very Good
      29
    • Average
      8
    • Poor
      3
    • Terrible
      3

    Recent Reviews:

    • Jenny O
      Cork, Ireland
      Beautiful views
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 10th December 2019
      I spent an afternoon here with my friend it was lovely tea with a view, worth the price would definitely return such a hidden gem Read full review
    • joycep883
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
      Trip type:
      Couples
      Full of exotic plants
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 16th December 2019
      The Palm house is a nice visit for about a half hour walk. Free entry and donation suggested. There's a small cafe inside. But,it was closed. The Palm house is full of beautiful plants and tropical... Read full review
    • Big_Jeff_Leo
      St Helens, United Kingdom
      Closed at the moment but you can still get up close
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 3rd June 2020
      The Palm House is closed due to the Covid arrangements but you can still walk directly around it and see it up close. You can see the famous Peter Pan statue and the statues of the famous explorers... Read full review

    Opening Times

    2020 (1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020)
    DayTimes
    Monday10:0017:00*
    Tuesday10:0017:00*
    Wednesday10:0017:00*
    Thursday10:0017:00*
    Friday10:0017:00*
    Saturday10:0017:00*
    Sunday10:0017:00*

    * May be closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays for private hire

    Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

    Awards

    • National AwardsDisabledGo DisabledGo 2013
    • Green Tourism AwardsGreen Business Tourism Award (Gold) Green Business Tourism Award (Gold) 2013
    • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020

    Gradings

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