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Take a look round this recently restored conservatory at the heart of the Grade II listed Hesketh Park and find out about the history of both.

Hesketh Park was designed by the renowned Victorian landscape gardener Edward Kemp in 1865. A decade after it first opened, a large conservatory was erected and housed an array of rare and exotic plants. It had originally been part of Brunswick Villa on the corner of Lord Street and Manchester Road, Southport, but was bought by Southport Corporation and moved to the park in 1878. Today, the Grade II listed Conservatory still stands in the centre of the park next to the lake.

The Conservatory makes a great starting point for a tour of the park - there will be short, informal guided tours where possible.

After 140 years, the historic structure was suffering from water damage and Sefton Council's Green Sefton team successfully bid for a £22,000 grant from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund. The cast iron structure has now been repaired, leaks to the roof mended and broken windows replaced. Plans are being made to bring the conservatory back into longer-term use.

Event Times

Monday 12 September: 1000-1200
Wednesday 14 September: 1000-1200
Friday 16 September: 1000-1200

Booking Details

No booking required